After much consideration we have decided to host a monitoring season from August 15th – November 15th.

However, there will be some modifications, click here to find out what you need to know or to refresh your monitoring skills!

Our Beluga Monitoring in the News

KTVA 11 News Segment

Volunteer citizen scientists monitor beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Sep, 2019 (Link)

Kenai Peninsula Clarion Article

Citizen Science Beluga Monitoring Effort to Begin on Kenai, Kasilof Rivers, Aug, 2019 (Link)

Anchorage Daily News Article

Citizen Scientists Sought for Monitoring of Cook Inlet Belugas, Aug, 2019 (Link)

Glacier City Gazette Article

Making a Difference for Belugas, Aug, 2019 (Link)

Kenai Peninsula Clarion Article

Researcher Finds Many Cook Inlet Belugas Visit in Spring: May, 2018 (Link)

Radio Interview with KDLL in Kenai

Studying Cook Inlet’s White Whales with Citizen Science: May, 2018 (Link)

Glacier City Gazette Article

Beluga Whale Alliance Monitors Cook Inlet Belugas: Apr, 2018

Kenai Peninsula Clarion Article

Researcher Looks at Beluga Use of the Kenai River: Apr, 2018 (Link)


    March 14, 2020 by

    After much consideration, the Alaska Beluga Monitoring Partnership (ABMP) has decided to postpone the spring monitoring season until further notice. The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and the safety of our volunteers is our highest priority. To slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends social distancing. ABMP partners have agreed… Read more

  • Get to Know Your Watershed: Become a Beluga Citizen Scientist Workshop

    July 11, 2019 by

    In April 2018 AKBMP partner Beluga Whale Alliance hosted the Get to Know Your Watershed: Become a Beluga Citizen Scientist Workshop in Girdwood, Alaska in conjunction with the Four Valleys Community School and Cook Inletkeeper. This event featured several guest speakers and presentations on federal beluga conservation efforts, how to document marine mammal activity in… Read more

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