YOU CAN HELP SAVE WHALES FROM LIFE-THREATENING ENTANGLEMENTS!
Consider making a monthly recurring donation for the Whale Entanglement Team (WET)®
"Donate today to protect whales because their survival is in your hands."
slip fees • fuel • vessel maintaince and repairs • equipment repairs and maintaince • replcement tools • updated specialized tools for disentangling whales • continual training • GoPros • carbon fiber poles • safety equipment (life raft 10-person offshore, cell booster, side band radio, and personal protective equipment)
Marine Life Studies' Whale Rescue Research Vessel is used as a training platform for the Whale Entanglement Team (WET)® through the group's research scientist program. This helps develop an understanding of whale behavior and assess the complexity of each entanglement. Continual training of methods and tool usage for WET® is crucial for efficient responses to disentangle whales. In addtiion to saving whales from a slow, painful death, the data collected is being used to determine how to mitigate this issue in the future.
WET® was founded by Peggy Stap, Executive Director of Marine Life Studies and Mary Whitney, Founder of Fluke Foundation.
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Photo of entangled fluke (top left) courtesy of Scott Landry taken under DFO-Canada permit, photo of humpback entangled whale (second left) taken by Julia O'Hern, photo of Whale Rescue Research Vessel working entangled humpback (middle right) taken by Kate Spencer, and photo of entangled humpback being disentangled (botom right) taken under NOAA MMHSRP Permit 932-1905 .