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Marine Life Studies


We are committed to protecting our ocean, whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife through research, education, conservation, and whale rescue. Our mission is to acquire and share knowledge and inspire the next generation of whale, dolphin and ocean conservationists.

The Big Idea

Marine Life Studies uses their Research Vessel, R/V Current’Sea (also known as the whale disentanglement ambulance), for responding to and saving entangled whales, preventing future entanglements, collecting critical data during whale rescues, and providing a platform for Whale Entanglement Team (WET)® members to train and gain experience. Funds will support vessel maintenance and the purchases of specialized equipment for disentanglement responses – all helping to prevent whales from a slow, painful death and prevent future entanglements of marine wildlife with their proactive fishing-gear-removal project in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

I have spent my work career helping people as a mediator, social worker and upon retiring I wanted to find something else that touches my spirit. I have had the good fortune to volunteer with Marine Life Studies through their Research Scientist Program, community outreach events, and fundraisers. Marine Life Studies’ passion for the planet's wellness is inspirational. Their mission to protect our ocean, whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife gives me hope for my grandchildren's future.

- Ellie Sorkin, MA P.P.S