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Oceans Initiative is a team of scientists on a mission to protect marine life, including whales, dolphins, sharks, salmon & seabirds, in Canada and beyond. Like the whales we study, we are highly migratory. We spend half our time getting our...

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Oceans Initiative is a team of scientists on a mission to protect marine life, including whales, dolphins, sharks, salmon & seabirds, in Canada and beyond. Like the whales we study, we are highly migratory. We spend half our time getting our feet wet in the field, wherever our work is needed, but the other half is spent using our science to inform smart decisions to conserve wildlife. Your frequent flyer miles make a difference! Our partnership with Aeroplan's Beyond Miles program helps us to shuffle observers and scientists between the sea and the office, and has allowed us to move the whale-sized piles of field equipment we use to explore and protect the British Columbia coast. www.oceansinitiative.org

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  • Happy World Wildlife Day!

    UN Celebrates Wildlife Conservation

    We think about wildlife every day, but today is the day that the UN formally recognizes wildlife and wildlife conservation. We really can't thank you enough for supporting our conservation science programs in Canada and around the world.  We've uploaded a photo of an orca (or... Read more »

  • Giving Tuesday

    Travelling light

    You really are amazing, you know that? When we think of studying whales, dolphins & porpoises, we think of the science we need to inform smart decisions to protect endangered species and spaces. But a lot of what we do comes down to logistics. To study wild whales, we need to move a... Read more »

  • Thank you for making our Aeroplan campaign a success

    We cannot thank you enough for making our Aeroplan campaign a wild success! We try to be as mobile as the whales and dolphins we study. Our organization’s mission involves striking a balance between getting our feet wet in the field, collecting our own data, wherever our work is needed,... Read more »

  • Happy Everything!

    Happy holidays from our pod to yours!

    This may have been our most exciting, successful year yet, and we could not have accomplished our goals without you. Thank you for all of your support. Our co-founder, Erin, successfully completed her PhD on the Pacific white-sided dolphins shown here. Rob won a Pew Fellowship in Marine... Read more »

  • Sound is as important to whales as vision is to humans

    Sound is as important to whales as vision is to humans. Most of our research on ocean noise identifies problem areas:  places where marine wildlife are exposed to high levels of noise.  Our latest work identifies "opportunity sites" -- places with many animals, but... Read more »

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