The American Cetacean Society Los Angeles Chapter is a non-profit. We rely on volunteers to help fulfill our mission. In addition to joining or donating there are several ways to become involved including:
Each winter southern Californians have the privilege of seeing migrating gray whales right off shore! ACS-LA is committed to educating people about these great creatures. Along with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, ACS-LA trains docents to accompany whale watching trips to educate the public about the whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures that live off our coast.
This full season shore-based gray whale census has operated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula since 1984. Trained volunteers spot and track Pacific gray whales on their annual migration, recording counts and behaviors. They also identify and record other marine mammals seen. This project runs during daylight hours, from December 1st through late May, on the patio of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.