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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Night on the Net Pens - by Madison Kosma

Lifting my head up out of my tent, I look out and see it: the mist from its breathe floats in the air as the slick black body sinks beneath the net pens. Beneath me.

A Picturesque Place, or a Reality Check? - Danielle Derrick

As a university student, it is easy to get caught up in the life of writing papers, studying for exams, preparing for grad school and juggling all the other little things that consistently appear from thin air...

East Coast, West Coast: from Massachusetts to the Last Frontier - by Christine Walder

The whales disappeared into the fog and for a moment we were alone on the boat, a small island in a sea of fog and water.