Cook Islands Whale Research

CIWR

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

Region Active:

Pacific

Research organization

1998

Activity

Marine research, Cetaceans

Description

One of the leading cetacean research organizations in the world, CIWR and its associate CCRC study and distribute information on the populations of cetaceans and other marine mammals in the Cook Islands, South Pacific. CIWR documents population abundance of humpback whales, beaked whales, sperm whales, dolphins, other cetaceans, marine mammals, turtles and sharks through opportunistic and systematic surveys.