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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by Pacific Biodiversity Institute
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington, United States of America
Coupeville, Island County, Washington, United States of America
Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington, United States of America
Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington, United States of America
Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, United States of America
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Training and equipment provided by project.


Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Project


Monitor harbor porpoises in the Salish Sea
Collect observational data on harbor porpoises, marine wildlife

Project locations:

  • Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington, United States of America
  • Coupeville, Island County, Washington, United States of America
  • Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington, United States of America
  • Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington, United States of America
  • Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, United States of America

The Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Project needs volunteers for observations and surveys at locations near Anacortes, Whidbey Island, and San Juan Island, Washington.

The historic range of the harbor porpoise has diminished dramatically in the last 60 years. Surveys of the population are done infrequently and there is inadequate data on the current status of the population.

Participants will help in assessing the feasibility of using passive acoustic monitoring devices to track population status and trends of this species. This may include land-based animal observations and/or handling instruments from a boat.




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