a Washington non-profit organization dedicated to saving the whales through knowledge and conservation. Originally founded in 1969 to document and investigate strandings of cetaceans. initiated Orca Survey a photo-identification inventory of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest in 1976. Founded The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, WA in 1979. Founded the Center for Whale Research in 1986 to continue and expand benign techniques for researching whales. Incorporated as an academic and philanthopic organization in 2014 to publish occasional scientific papers and books promoting knowledge of whales, dolphins and porpoises and advocacy for their conservation for future generations.