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Dear CWR Supporter,


RIGHT NOW is the most critical time in the history of the Southern Resident orcas. These whales are facing extinction without immediate action. They must have access to larger quantities of natural wild Chinook salmon within their home range and must give birth to more babies if they are to stand any chance of living past 2035. It may be a familiar phrase, and it surely fits here: Extinction is Forever! Without the required actions now, the orcas we know and love will disappear—FOREVER!


The Center for Whale Research is doing integral work toward the orcas’ survival. Entering our 44th year of researching the Southern Resident orca community, we have generated social and behavioral data unparalleled in animal behavior science. Our research puts us in a critical position in advising politicians about the primary needs of the 73 whales in this orca population, at the same time that we monitor their present health.  


Are you able to make a donation to help us continue our vital work?

If your preference is to remit a donation by check, please mail it to Center for Whale Research, PO Box 1577, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington 98250. Whether you donate online or by mail, we will send you a tax receipt in the amount of your donation.


Thank you for your continued support and friendship.


With gratitude,

The Center for Whale Research Team


Donate using your credit card. Please consider a monthly gift.  This provides a consistent and reliable source of funding that allows us to plan ahead.

The Center for Whale Research is a 501C3 non profit organization registered in Washington State.

Donate in Memory of Trish Mirabella

Message from Trish's family:
Trish had unrelenting love and compassion for the ocean and the life it supports. Her knowledge in this area was vast, and her passion for inspiring people to care for the deep blue was fierce. 


One of Trish's best experiences was volunteering at the Center of Whale Research on San Juan Island. A dream that became a reality, a magical time in her life. She learned to truly appreciate the power and grace of Orca whales while she photo-identified family members in the J, K, and L pods. When Trish returned home from visiting Ken Balcomb and the Center for Whale Research, there was a peace about her that was hard to describe. Ultimately, she'd find her way back to these great whales, pulling on her heartstrings along the way. As we grieve the loss of such a young, beautiful, and funny soul, we know Trish is at peace with her second family in the sea. 


In Trish's memory, she would be elated that we chose the Center for Whale Research as her charity of choice. In such a turbulent time in history, please consider donating to help her cause. 

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