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OrcaLab needs stable funding from people who value our efforts. In addition to our whale research on Hanson Island, we are providing live access to the wonderful sights and sounds of orcas and Nature by developing “OrcaLive” (www.orca-live.net/community).

Regular donations provide us with the most reliable support. With stable funding OrcaLab will thrive in the future and continue the live video/audio webcast welcomed by people in over 70 countries during 2000-2006.

We will greatly appreciate it if you are willing to help us, even just a little.

The choices in the drop down menu above are as low as $5 per month. We are a Canadian charity, and will issue tax receipts to Canadian donors.

Please note that you will need to set up an account with PayPal, if you don’t already have one. You will need a credit card. The process is very simple, and will take just a short time.

To begin, choose the amount you wish to contribute; then click on the “Subscribe” button.

If you would like to make a one time donation, please send it to info@orcalab.org via PayPal.

Thank you very much!

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  1. Shelly Smith says:

    Hello,

    I work as a clinical social worker during the school year and have the summers off. I have a lifelong interest in orcas and am very interested in volunteering with your organization. Could you please tell me the process for applying to volunteer with your organization?

    Thanks so much for all you’ve done, and continue to do, to enhance our understanding of orcas.

    Sincerely,

    Shelly Smith

  2. Sabrina says:

    Hi:

    My name is Sabrina and I´d like to know if you have any volunteer program that I could join. I´ve trying to volunteer to help dolphins but since I´m not a marine biologist it´s been hard. I love animals and it breaks my heart to see what happens to them in captivity and in Taiji so I HAVE to do something to help them. What would you recommend? I spread the word, I´ve done research about it so I have solid arguments to tell my friends and family why they shouldn´t go to aquariums but I think it´s not enough. I need to get more involved.

  3. Mary Getten says:

    Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know about our summit in March, 2014. If you would like to post a blog about it, we would be very honored. Here’s the website http://www.cetaceansummit.com

    If you would like a press release, just send me an email address and I’ll forward it.

    Thanks so much.
    mary

  4. Merle Bruhns says:

    Hello,

    I’m studying biology in Germany. In October 2014 will I start my Master in Marine Biology also here. But before would I like to have some practicing experiences in these theme. Is it possible to volunteer for exempel for 1-2 month in your organization? I always loved whales and wanna now more about their live and social activities. And i think its a perfect chance to learn it when i see them in real life.
    So thanks for your answer!

    many greetings, Merle

  5. Kayla Sheehan says:

    Hi

    I am a current senior at Salve Regina University. I will be graduating this may with a BA in Psychology. I am hoping to study the behavior of dolphins and whales. I was wondering if you could give me any advice in what my next steps should be. I tried to send an email but it would not go through.

    Thank you
    Kayla Sheehan

  6. Jessica Sisak says:

    I just watched Black Fish and am very disturbed by it. Is there any thing the general public can do to end orcas being held and bred in captivity. Other than never going to Sea World. Is there anything I can do.

    Thank you,

    Jessica Sisak

  7. C. Kellis says:

    Please support the “A Red Letter Day” campaign to protest cetacean captivity and breeding programs at SeaWorld. Send letters in red envelopes to reach SeaWorld on March 21st, their 50th anniversary. See website for addresses. Thanks!

  8. Hi Orca Lab

    I would like to make a donation on behalf of our organization as a thank you to a speaker. Please send me the address I can send the cheque and letter to.

    Thanks

    Jane

    Jane O’Connor
    Executive Director
    CAFE Vancouver

    • orcalab says:

      Thanks very much Jane, our address is P.O. Box 510, Alert Bay, B.C. V0N 1A0. Best to make the donation payable to Pacific Orca Society. Would be great to know who the donation is from. Thanks again.

  9. Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Matthew Couldwell I am a student aged 20 studying Wildlife Conservation BSC at Nottingham Trent University.

    As part of my third year study I have been given the opportunity to travel abroad and gain practical experience in a research project.

    Earlier this year I spent 4 months in the Azores working with the marine biologists and collecting research on numerous species of cetaceans.

    I am fortunate to have visited Canada a few times and I am very passionate about North American cetaceans.

    Would it be possible if I could join you on a voluntary placement in Spring 2014 to gain experience working in the field and shadowing your marine biologists. Orca acoustics is something I find fascinating and I’ve love to contribute to your study.

    I am currently trying to obtain a Canadian visa and I should be informed between January and February.

    Resume and Covering Letter are available on request.

    Kind Regards

  10. I have obtained a Canadian visa and will be working at Knight Inlet Lodge, but I am still very interested in volunteering with your organisation for a few weeks.

  11. Yuxin Zhang says:

    Hello,
    I am Yuxin Zhang, a high school student in China. I love killer whales and I do want to do somehing to help them! I have read books and essays but I do not have a chance to work with real ones in China. Also, I am planning to study marine biology in university and some volunteer or intership will help me a lot before I head to my university. So I would like to know if you provide chances to let me perticipate.
    Thanks for your help.
    Sincerely
    Yuxin

  12. olivia says:

    mar 30 à 7h38 PM

    Hello Helena and Paul,

    I am writing to you because my friend and me would be very interested in coming at your station as volunteers.
    We like marine mammals and especially orcas.
    I have a diploma of nature guide, so I worked as nature guard for one year. And I decided to go back to university to study animal biology.
    And my friend Frederic works in the field of environment too. So, we are both used to do scientific studies on wild animals.
    We are french and we would like to come from France, for 1 or 2 weeks this summer 2014.

    Are you looking for people to help you?

    Thanks you for your answer,

    Sincerely,

    Olivia and Frédéric

  13. Dr Spong,
    I agree 100% with what you stand for. I consider orcas in captivity akin to the human slavery that Lincoln abolished. If ever I can be of help, consider it my honor. I am also a neuroscientist from New Zealand. I live on Salt Spring Island. I speak all over the world, the fate of an old scientist I fear. I would be happy to join with you at any public gathering or campaign to inform public opinion about these magnificent creatures that we have the privilege to experience.
    Sincerely,
    Michael Colgan
    cell 1 250 537 6032

  14. Ivan Nardi says:

    My name is Ivan Nardi, I am from Roses, a little town on de Mediterranean sea coast. I am a sailor and also a Advance Open Water Diver (Diver no. 14020P8146).
    I am one of those who love the marine life and one of those who still think we have time to heal the damage that we did on the past.
    The reason why I am writing to you is because on shortly I will go to Canada for a few months,
    and I am looking for some volunteering with a marine mammals (whales or dolphins) over there on the pacific coast. I have looked at your web site and I thought that perhaps, there is a option that you could help me.

    Since I was young, almost a child, I have been dreaming to work on the future as a marine biologist. Actually, even I didn’t studied marine biology I had work in a different places as that.
    The last situation was in Caribbean sea, México, were I am living at list and until the 22th of April (It is the date that I fly to Canada, Vancouver). My job over here was on a snorkeling tours company in the reef of Puerto Morelos ensuring the preservation of the reef as one of the tour guide in charge of the operations. During my stay on this company, I have been sharing all the time the Bull sharks, Nurse shark, Hammerhead shark pods and also the Turtles pods with CONAMP (National Commission of Protected Areas, México).
    Before traveling to México, the last two seasons I have been working with “PROJECTE NINAM”.
    Projecte NINAM permanent platform is the study of cetaceans in Catalonia and in the north-western Mediterranean basin and operates mainly in the environment of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, based in Port Roses. Since 2004 work develops control and identification of cetacean species from Cap de Creus and collaborates with ornithologists Natural Park for the presence of various seabirds in the pelagic zone. http://www.projecteninam.org
    Our work consists of photo identification and census of cetaceans, dolphins and whales, specifically: bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), stiped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), fin whale (Balaenoptoera physalus) and sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). The task with photo identification and census was to know how many individuals are on the Mediterranean coast and which are permanent populations or the migration routes.

    According with my professional experience and even I am young I consider myself adequately trained to develop the fuctions and practices in the field of marine biology.

    Thank for your attention and I will be available in case that you ask me for a interview.

  15. M 6.626 Ver. 1948/03/09 says:

    Is a two way zoo possible?
    In the last 80 years, the breeding “Devil Fish”, in the Sea of Cortez, have become “The Friendlies”.
    Does this suggest something more than sentience – curiosity?
    If humans find some satisfaction in observing captured cetaceans, however dismal their living conditions, might cetaceans find something interesting about humans?
    Might two way, live, large screen video, be of commercial interest to some acquisitive humans?
    Would the curiosity of both species boost the ratings?
    How difficult could it be to put a large screen video twenty feet under water so that cetaceans could observe humans, however dismal their conditions?

  16. Olivia Castelain and Frédéric Fermon says:

    Hello Helena and Paul,

    I am writing to you because my friend and me would be very interested in coming at your station as volunteers.
    We like marine mammals and especially orcas.
    I have a diploma of nature guide, so I worked as nature guard for one year. And I decided to go back to university to study animal biology.
    And my friend Frederic works in the field of environment too. So, we are both used to do scientific studies on wild animals.
    We are french and we would like to come from France, for 1 or two weeks this summer .
    Are you looking for people to help you?

    Thanks you for your answer,

    Sincerely,

    Olivia and Frédéric

  17. Chava Kronen says:

    I recently watched “Blackfish” and my life has changed. A long time supporter of animal rights and causes, I learned what I never knew about Orca’s in captivity. I have never seen Orca’s or whales in the wild. I plan to make a pilgrimage this summer to the San Juan’s and Canada, where I have friends, to see the Orca’s. My feeling is that OrcaLab does not have the capacity to allow visitors for a day…but if you do… how would one go about that?

    Thank you for all the work you have done and continue to do.
    With much respect,
    Chava Kronen
    Eugene, Oregon

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