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.


Brian Sharp, Emergency Relief Officer, Stranding Coordinator
Manager, Marine Mammal Rescue and Research
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Senior Advisor to the IFAW Marine Conservation
Senior Advisor to the IFAW Marine Conservation Program
Matt Collis, Director, International Policy
Director, International Policy
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Marine Conservation