Ocean Alliance

Ocean Alliance


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About Us

Ocean Alliance’s mission is to protect whales and their ocean environment through research, scientific collaboration, public education, and the arts. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, and was founded in 1971.

Ocean Alliance purchased the iconic Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory in Gloucester, Massachusetts, to be our new home and headquarters. This beautiful site, sitting at the entrance of Gloucester harbor, has guided Gloucester’s fishermen and women home for over 150 years and stands proud as an icon of Gloucester’s magnificent maritime heritage.


Humpback whale breaching
SnotBot with blue whale
Ocean Alliance Headquarters
Paint Factory and Schooner Lynx

Rep/Contact Info

Ann Cortissoz
Communications Coordinator
Dr. Iain Kerr
Ms. Denise Ridolfo
Paint Manufactory Restoration Project Manager