Ocean Mammal Institute
OMI is dedicated to awakening peoples' minds and hearts to nature's interconnected harmony and give individuals the courage to act responsibly for the planet and its inhabitants.
We collect data on the impact of human marine activities, particularly underwater noise pollution on whales and dolphins. These results are then used to develop guidelines to protect these marine mammals.
Our current research, being done under a permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) focuses on the impact of engine noise on Hawaii’s humpback whales, and on humpback whale social sounds.