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dedicated to protecting ocean life and human health through scientific research, education and advocacy. Tax ID 01-0455007


The Institute is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by Dr. Susan Shaw in 1990 to increase understanding of the impacts of ocean pollution on the health of marine mammals along the North American Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The Institute accomplishes its goals through scientific research, ecosystem monitoring, and education outreach. The challenge is to develop a worldwide commitment to environmental stewardship that will protect ocean ecosystems before chemical contamination of marine life has progressed beyond the point of no return.