Marine Life Studies' Whale Rescue Research Vessel
The Whale Entanglement Team (WET)® and Research Scientist Program utilizes our Whale Rescue Research Vessel.
Marine Life Studies' Whale Rescue Research Vessel is the rapid response vessel for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It accommodates all the tools, equipment, and personnel needed by WET® to free whales from life-threatening entanglements. The vessel is also used as a training platform for WET® volunteers through our Research Scientist Program, providing trainees the opportunity to develop an understanding of whale behavior, collect data, use camera equipment, etc., all of which are vital when responding to entanglements. WET's continual training of disentanglement methods and tool usage is crucial for successful disentanglement responses.