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A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Alaska’s marine mammals and their habitat through direct conservation actions, inspired research and engaging education programs.


STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ARE INTEGRAL TO ALASKA WHALE FOUNDATIONS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ARE INTEGRAL TO ALASKA WHALE FOUNDATIONS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT.

NET ENTANGLEMENT IS A LEADING CAUSE OF MORTALITY AMONG ALASKAN HUMPBACK WHALES.  CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE.

NET ENTANGLEMENT IS A LEADING CAUSE OF MORTALITY AMONG ALASKAN HUMPBACK WHALES.  CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE.


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Because the tides have such a strong presence in the region and could be partially responsible for regulating the availability of the food supply, could they affect the humpbacks’ behavior? 

AWF is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of research, monitoring and data analysis projects at its field station on Baranof Island. Join the AWF team for the 2016 field season! 

Did you know a whale could sound like horse? Or like an owl? Like a squeegee on a wet glass surface? Or like the zipper of a jacket being quickly zipped up to keep out the building winds? Or like a deep rumbling purr or growl of a large cat?