Give the Gift of Hope for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises!

By American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter

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Whales, dolphins, and porpoises face tremendous threats to their survival


Whales, dolphins, and porpoises (collectively, cetaceans) face increasing threats to their survival due to entanglement, ship strikes, noise pollution, plastic pollution, toxins, whaling, loss of food supply and climate change. Cuts in Federal environmental protections, increases in offshore drilling, and other anti-environmental conservation policies are poised to exacerbate the many problems already affecting cetaceans.


Grants to support cetacean research are needed more than ever before


Sound scientific research is crucial to understanding the threats to cetaceans and their habitats, and to developing viable solutions to ensure their survival. In the current environment where government support for marine science and conservation is being dramatically reduced, grants from non-government organizations like American Cetacean Society (ACS) are needed more than ever before.

The ACS San Francisco Bay Chapter is proud to support vital cetacean research through our annual research grants. Examples of the important work conducted by our grant recipients include modeling seasonal humpback whale habitat overlap with Bay Area shipping lanes, measuring anthropogenic noise affecting cetaceans in San Francisco Bay, assessing causes of recent changes in baleen whale migration patterns leading to increases in entanglements, and developing drone research best practice training programs.

Your gift will help ensure continued support of cetacean research in 2019!


Help us fund cetacean research and support the next generation of marine scientists by making your gift today! 100% of your gift will go directly to funding research that will deepen our understanding of threats to whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and identify solutions to protect and conserve them.


Our goal is to raise $4000, but we need your help. Please give today!


American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEIN 94-3356032 so your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by federal law.


Become a "Whale Protector"

Give $100 or more and we will display your name on our website honor board for a year. If you'd like to dedicate your gift to a loved one who shares your commitment to protecting and conserving cetaceans, simply insert their name and email address into the comments when you make your gift. We will display their name on the honor board and send them a letter to announce your gift in their honor.


Thank you for giving the gift of hope for the future for whales, dolphins, and porpoises!


photo credits:

Fabrice Guerin - "Osmosis"

Scott Benson - Humpback entangled in crab pot line in Monterey Bay

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