The Whale Museum (website)
The Whale Museum is located in downtown Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington. San Juan Island can be reached by ferry, by airplane or by private transportation. The museum is just three blocks from the ferry landing.
Center for Whale Research (website)
In 1976, “Orca Survey” was launched as a census to determine the status of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Orca Survey is a long-term photo-identification study of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the San Juan Island area of the Pacific Northwest. It was initiated by Principal Investigator Ken Balcomb in 1976 (under contract to the National Marine Fisheries Service) to ascertain the size of the population of Killer whales in the Greater Puget Sound environs of Washington State.
For over three decades, the Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been conducting annual photo-identification studies of the Southern Resident Killer whale (SRKW) population that frequent the inland waters of Washington State and lower British Columbia (Balcomb and Goebel, 1976; Balcomb and Bigg, 1986; Bigg et al., 1987; Ford et al., 1994; Ford et al., 2000; CWR Annual Orca Survey ID Guides).
Orcas Island Lodging Association (website)
The Orcas Lodging Association offers the finest lodging accommodations on Orcas Island, Washington in the San Juan Islands featuring distinctive Bed and Breakfasts (B&B), Resorts, Cottages, Condominiums and Hotels.