The Intersea Foundation

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Intersea Foundation is a non-profit marine research and environmental education organization, founded in 1976. The focus of the research is on marine mammals, specifically cooperative feeding whales in Southeast Alaska, but studies explore the interaction and symbiosis of all marine creatures. Our educational programs have enabled lay people to assist scientists in the study of cetaceans and their environment at sea and in the classroom. Our single-mission research conducted throughout the North and South Pacific has significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge regarding marine mammals and their environment.

The primary research focus is on cooperative feeding humpback whales, a behavior discovered by Cynthia D'Vincent, the founder/director of Intersea Foundation. The documentation of humpback whales and killer whales includes individual identification through photography, cinematography, and videography. Recording of the humpback summer feeding song, also a discovery of Intersea Foundation, is an integral part of the research effort.

Photographs, books and a large sound archive are a result of the past 30 years of cetacean research by Intersea Foundation. To learn more about these archives, lectures, exhibits and expeditions please select the appropriate links above, or send an e-mail request for additional information.

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Cynthia D'Vincent is one of four featured scientists in the film "HUMPBACKS - from fire to ice", narrated by Sir David Attenborough.


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