With the many individuals who have supported our work through the years in various ways, we thank the most recent and extraordinary contributors:

We cannot thank Michael Jaworski of Web City Media enough for his most generous and skillful website creation of this new WordPress Website ….  TerraMar’s beautiful new virtual home for which we are immensely grateful.


WHALE-SIZED thanks to Hiroko Benko, President of Santa Barbara’s iconic whale-watching vessel, the CONDOR EXPRESS. Ms. Benko has been a steadfast supporter for POD (Protect Our Dolphin Neighbors) of Santa Barbara. Hiroko launched the Condor Express in 2002 with her late husband, Captain Fred Benko, whose ingenuity, generosity, and passion for the marine environment will always live on. The Condor Express has supported our Santa Barbara POD research efforts since our arrival in 2009. The Condor Express is the ideal dolphin- and whale-watching vessel,  a perfect research platform and a more whale-friendly boat than most in both design and operation. Voted the “Best Charter and Whale Watching Vessel in Santa Barbara” annually since 1978, we’ve found that the Condor Express demonstrates respect for the whales’ space (so important) while accommodating passengers with a wonderful experience. Another example of where giving space to wild animals can translate to the most special of encounters. Thank you, Condor Cruises!


Our logo and associated graphics were generously made possible because of the gorgeous artistry of Christine Lamb Studio. Christine’s commitment to helping animals, as well as her talent, will never go unappreciated!




Joe Olson of Cetacean Research Technology has provided us with invaluable acoustic consulting. In the field of technology and acoustics, Joe’s knowledge and passion for the acoustic world of cetaceans shines through.

We are grateful to Patagonia for their support and gear as well as for their great business ethics to nurture our shared planet.

We thank The Wild Dolphin Foundation and Wild Side Specialty Tours on Oahu, Hawaii for helping people learn about dolphins while also protecting them.

Baja Expeditions was very generous in helping us to prepare for our new projects. They have contributed greatly to the conservation of gray whales and their expeditions to see the whales have always led us to a rich source of personal and professional treasures.

A boat – or use of a boat – for our research
An RV or trailer for traveling/research/teaching
Computer equipment in good working order, especially laptop computers
Printing services
Cars and boats in good working order
Sea kayak
Photography and video equipment
Audio equipment

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We thank you!