The American Cetacean Society has been dedicated to protecting whales since 1967.
ACS, a nonprofit organization, protects cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises)
and their habitats through public education, research grants and conservation activitiies.
The Los Angeles Chapter has several ongoing projects that include the Gray Whale Cenus and Behavior Project and the Whale Watch Naturalist training program.
The Gray Whale Census and Behavior program began in 1979 and operates between December 1st and May 15th each year documenting the Pacific Gray Whale migration as they pass the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The ACS-LA Chapter also works closely with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
and trains docents to accompany whalewatch trips to educate the public about the whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures that live off our coast.
The ACS-LA Chapter is funded entirely through donations and via various fundraisers that include full-day whale watching trips and an annual rummage sale. To stay up-to-date on all upcoming activities and action alerts on issues associated with whales and dolphins, please sign up for the free ACS-LA email newsletter.