The restored Western Flyer is currently being outfitted as a state-of-the-art marine research vessel. The Western Flyer will soon serve as a versatile platform for a Research Program investigating marine ecosystem functions and interactions between human communities and their local marine ecosystems. ​

Our Research and Education Programs will be deeply integrated: student data collection is informed by staff research priorities and staff research scientists will support our Education Programs. Work in the Research Program will be carried out by Foundation staff and participating scientists, including undergraduate and graduate students, and partner organizations.

The true biologist deals with life, with teeming boisterous life, and learns something from it, learns that the first rule of life is living.

Log from the Sea of Cortez

The Western Flyer will be available to charter for scientific expeditions and research on the West Coast, starting in late 2024. For more details, contact our Science Manager.