Many people and organizations participated in the effort to create the Watch out for Whales vessel operation guidelines for the Oregon Coast. Links to businesses that helped to create the guidelines, or have pledged to follow them, can be found below.
The Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Lab: Our research typically examines species-habitat relationships to generate an improved understanding of species ecology and distribution patterns. This knowledge allows conservation efforts to be more directed and effective by using time and space to separate threats and marine animals.
The Wild Rivers Coast Alliance: “Our focus is to fund community projects on the South Coast of Oregon that are committed to triple-bottom-line results (conservation, community, and economy) and prioritize approaches that blend innovative ecological initiatives while driving economic opportunity.”
Oregon Sea Grant: “… serves the state, region and nation through an integrated program of research, outreach, and education that helps people understand, rationally use and conserve marine and coastal resources.”
South Coast Tours: “Guided kayaking, fishing, and stand up paddle- boarding on the amazing south coast of Oregon.” (Brookings to Bandon)
Tradewinds Charters: Oregon Coast fishing charters, fishing trips, and whale watching, Depoe Bay.
Dockside Charters: Deep sea fishing, whale watching, sightseeing cruises, Depoe Bay.
Whale Research EcoExcursions: Educational whale watching tours, Depoe Bay.
The Whale’s Tail Chartered Whale Watching: Whale watching, scenic tours, and personal charters, Depoe Bay.
American Cetacean Society – Oregon Chapter: “protect[ing] whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions.”
Marine Discovery Tours: Sea life Cruises in Newport, OR.
Oregon State Parks: “…provid[ing] and protect[ing] outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.”
Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay: An interpretation center which provides shore based whale watching all year round.
The Redfish Rocks Community Team: “The purpose of the Redfish Rocks Community Team is to collaborate and develop recommendations for the Redfish Rocks, considering biological and socioeconomic information and to serve as liaisons to the community on matters regarding the Redfish Rocks.”