Protecting Pacific Northwest Whales

Whale Scout is Volunteer Powered

Our mission is to protect Pacific Northwest whales through land-based conservation experiences. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Bothell, Washington with Whale Scouts based all over Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. Entirely run by volunteers, Whale Scout connects the public with trained naturalists to watch whales for free from shore, and to inspire whale watchers to participate in habitat restoration events.
Our Team

Whitney founded Whale Scout in 2013 out of her passion for whales and desire to protect them through collective individual action.

Whitney Neugebauer

Juliana Houghton is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

Juliana Houghton
Board Member

Bryan Alvarez has been the editor and publisher of Figure Four Weekly since 1995.

Bryan Alvarez
Board Member

Kailey holds a B.S. from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science and a M.M.A. from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

Kailey Genther
Board Member

David Bain is a marine mammal biologist and environmental educator who has worked with killer whales for 40 years.

David Bain
Program Advisor

Originally born in South Dakota, Lindsey currently resides in Seattle, WA. She was trained as a certified Marine Naturalist through The Whale Museum on San Juan Island.

Lindsey Mann
Book Club Coordinator

Ariel is originally from eastern South Dakota but has always had the Pacific Northwest in her heart.

Ariel Yseth
Newsletter Editor
Latest Podcasts

Expert naturalist and local artist Sara Hysong-Shimazu discusses what's been going on with so many Transient type killer whales in Puget Sound this spring plus stories of some of her favorite local whales. She also breaks down how these orcas are named - a system much different than Resident type killer whales. ...

NOAA scientist Dawn Noren talks about studying contaminants transferred from killer whales to their calves. This work on captive animals can help understand the physiology of Southern Resident killer whales and some of the challenges they face as an endangered distinct population segment. dnoren Photo Credit: SeaWorld San Diego...

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