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With our partner scientists at the Baja Dolphin Project, we support research and conservation of marine mammals in the Sea of Cortez.

In cooperation with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we support a long-term research study of the shark populations of San Francisco Bay.

Drone above an Ocean

We're bringing new technologies to the work of ocean conservation. Artificial intelligence, computer vision, and the blockchain all have a place in fieldwork.

Our new initiative to  create a vibrant network of research organizations along the great Northeast Pacific migration route.

Whale Research
Support for
New Projects


Have a great idea to protect our oceans? Or an existing research project outside the US?


Need a place to make it happen, without the expense of starting your own nonprofit?

We can provide you with fiscal sponsorship and support, including project design, fundraising, and promotion assistance.

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Ocean Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

All donations are tax-deductible.