Song of the Whale: Research to Protect Whales Fact Sheet

The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, using acoustic detection systems, video-range tracking and photo-identification.
It is a purpose-designed, sailing research vessel, with a host of special features to decrease noise levels, including vibration-dampening engine mounts, a five-bladed propeller of a design similar to that of a silent-running submarine and state-of-the-art exhaust systems.


Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag, Country Director, Germany
Country Director, Germany
Isabel McCrea, Regional Director, Oceania
Regional Director, Oceania
IFAW Japan Representative
IFAW Japan Representative
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Whales