The ongoing mission of Orca Survey is to photoidentify and keep accurate
records of all the orcas of the Southern Resident Community in the Greater
Puget Sound area of the Pacific Northwest and use this data to understand
the orcas' population dynamics. These photographic records combined with
the monitoring of human activities helps to determine the possible impact
of humans on these marine mammals. This information is then shared with
scientific organizations, governments, conservation organizations, educational
groups and the public.