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Rigorous scientific inquiry combined with active community engagement makes ACS unique.  

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Being part of ACS puts you in good company – conservation practitioners, marine scientists, local chapter teams, and concerned citizens who take personal action, reach out to educate and give you a clear path for information and involvement in the protection of cetaceans and their habitats. Your membership contribution and any additional support you designate go a long way to help ACS fulfill its mission.  As the world’s first whale conservation organization, ACS has long been dedicated to bringing education, current research, and critical conservation issues to people who care for almost 50 years!

Whatever brings you to ACS, we believe that you will enjoy unique benefits as part of a vibrant and growing organization. ACS actively gathers and distributes current information through social networking sources, through action alerts to our members, and through our web site.  Members receive our quarterly Spyhopper newsletter, and internationally recognized Whalewatcher journal, published twice annually.  Member contributions and donations enable us to send a representative to the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), where member nations convene to render critical decisions affecting the conservation of whales worldwide.  Additionally, we  offer special whale watching trips and discounted pricing on whale watch cruises to bring you close to whales in an exciting and memorable experience-of-a-lifetime!

As a member, you will be informed of and involved in our advocacy and action campaigns.  ACS chapters offer numerous opportunities for local and regionally-relevant conservation and education programs, including presentations by some of the world’s most respected marine scientists, policy makers, and advocates.  We also have a new, energetic student coalition comprised of college students throughout the nation!

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Student, Teacher, Active, Senior, Family, International, Supporting, Contributing, Patron, Lifetime


Student Coalition, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Orange County, Oregon, Puget Sound, San Diego, San Francisco Bay, At Large

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