OBI was founded on the belief of openness and cooperation both in science and in our conservation efforts surrounding whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem as a whole. As such, we are proud to partner with the following organizations, which collaborate with us on advocacy efforts, provide support for student interns, co-host educational programs, and/or share data that contributes to our work. None of these organizations make monetary contributions to our work.
The Orca Behavior Institute is a donor-dependent organization, and the majority of our operating budget comes from the generous support of hundreds of private individual donors. No donor has any influence over our research questions, data collection, or scientific publications.