This website is designed to provide information on minke whales in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. The first minke
whale study was started by Ellie Dorsey in 1980. Using the new
technique of photographic identification (well, new at the
time), Ellie began a study of these elusive whales.
Rus Hoelzel and Jon Stern joined Ellie in what would become the
first long-term study of free ranging minke whales. The research
continues today focusing on photo-id and foraging ecology and