The Whaleman Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting our ocean world.

Whaleman’s primary mission is to educate key decision-makers while raising public awareness on the issues that affect cetaceans (dolphins, whales & porpoises) and their critical habitats through our films, research, campaigns, and media outreach.

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OVER 20,000 DOLPHINS, WHALES, AND PORPOISES WILL BE KILLED THIS YEAR

Right now, despite the worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling, fisherman from Japan, Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands are going to kill over 20,000 dolphins, whales, and porpoises this year selling their meat for profit.  The Japanese, Norwegian, and Icelandic Governments are all subsidizing the killing of whales!  Masayuki Komatsu, Japan’s former Fisheries Minister had this to say: “There are so many whales …they are the cockroaches of the sea… At the IWC, we want to aim for the resumption of commercial whaling.”  The only way to stop whaling is through political and economic means, and the Trump Administration is taking no action even though recent polls have shown that over 75% of Americans oppose whaling and want the US Government to take action to stop it.

Over 25% of the Southern Resident Orcas in the Pacific Northwest Have died!

In the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest, there is a place where hundreds of islands flow out of the forest green sea…a place where one of the world’s most beautiful, powerful, and majestic creatures can be found, Orca, the killer whale. This is also a place where something insidious is happening.

Happy 25th Anniversary to The Whaleman Foundation!

25 Years Dedicated to Preserving and Protecting Dolphins, Whales and Our Oceans!!

We feel so blessed as we reflect on how far we’ve come since our founding 25 years ago.

We hope you enjoy this timeline, and hope you know how grateful we are for your continued dedication and support!

Click the button below to see a timeline of milestones and learn about how you can get involved!

Join An Eco-Tour

Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip with Whaleman Founder & Researcher, Jeff Pantukhoff!

There are several upcoming trips where you can choose to swim with whales or dolphins.  

Proceeds from the trip go to the “Save The Whales” campaign!

VISIT FRIENDLY GRAY WHALES

SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS

SWIM WITH HUMPBACK WHALES

Our Mission

To forever preserve and protect cetaceans (dolphins, whales, and porpoises) and their critical habitats.

To perform long-term field research of cetaceans and their interrelationships with mankind in order to better understand the context of their lives for the betterment of all.

To raise awareness to the issues that not only affect cetaceans, but all marine life, and the overall health of our oceans.

To encourage individuals to explore their uniqueness, to share their talents, and to fulfill their dreams and desires.

To share what we observe, learn, and value with the world.

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The Whaleman Foundation is a  501(c)(3) and your donation is tax-deductible.

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Learn about actions to take right now and how to adjust everyday life.

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ECO-TOURS

Experience the Friendly Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon March 2020