Some species

 being studied by Cascadia Research Collective  (from  top left to bottom right): humpback whale, Blainville's beaked whale, blue whale, Townsend's big eared bat, false killer whale, gray whale, killer whale with harbor porpoise. All photos (c)

Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.

Recent news (select for details): 

Updates from our January field project off O‘ahu (8 January 2016)

New publication on killer whale diet from fecal sampling (6 January 2016)

New publication on sperm whale depredation (31 December 2015)

New publication on recovery rates of dolphins (31 December 2015)

New publication on fin whale sound production (31 December 2015)

New publication on humpback whale diet and link ocean conditions (31 December 2015)

New publication on pilot whale and beaked whale habitat use (26 November 2015)


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Bat Research

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Cascadia Research, 218 1/2 W 4th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501 USA

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