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Thanks to your support Marine Life Studies won a new van!


We owe the winning of our new van to all the support we got from many local organizations, businesses, our volunteers, friends, and family.


It was a concerted effort from many people across the country that Marine Life Studies got the most votes on November 9, 2013.

On behalf of all our Ocean Stewards we wanted to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts.

Marine Life Studies will receive a new Toyota Sienna van within four months as part of the 100 Cars for Good Program.



Marine Life Studies educational programs include teaching
children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County about
whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We are proud to be a community partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Marine Life Studies Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventure
educational program includes taking children from the
Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County whale watching.
Research Scientist Program - College and high school students learn research techniques during boat surveys in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Interns come from all over the world to participate in the program.
Take it to the Streets Community Cleanup - We foster a
respect for our environment. We stop trash in its tracks before it can enter our waterways and storm drains that lead to our lakes and our oceans. Local CSUMB college students volunteer as Ocean Stewards making a difference.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at

Marine Life Studies will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on November 9, 2013.

Marine Life Studies provides free educational programs to children and adults. We teach high school/college students data collection during boat surveys on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary including animal behavior, collect marine debris and water samples for the California Health Department. We are part of the Whale Entanglement Team (W.E.T.). We developed specialized educational programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County to promote environmental stewardship; including Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventure, Pollutions Solutions and Take it to the Streets™ Community Clean Up.

Click here to read story about Marine Life Studies
in the Monterey Herald newspaper.

The van is needed to transport our volunteers and equipment to the Boys and Girls Clubs in Seaside and Salinas, our research boat in Moss Landing Harbor, and our Take It To The Streets™ weekly community cleanup. A new vehicle will help us continue our on-going projects and expand our programs outside the Monterey Peninsula to better protect our oceans, whales and dolphins.

Our current vehicle, a 1987 Ford F250 truck, is in the shop and they have not found the part yet to repair it. The truck is 26 years old so this opportunity is so important for Marine Life Studies programs.





Demonstrating how the trained Whale Entanglement Team
disentangles a whale to high school students. MarineLife Studies holds programs like this for students and the public at events such as the BLUE Ocean Film Festival,
Whalefest, etc.








Whale Entanglement Team (W.E.T.) in action disentangling
fishing gear from a gray whale.
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