1971Ocean Alliance was founded.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Local Organizations

Ocean Alliance was founded in 1971 by biologist Dr. Roger Payne. His discovery in the 1970s that humpback whales sing songs was a landmark moment for the birth of modern whale biology.

In 2008, Ocean Alliance purchased the historic Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory in Gloucester and occupied the space in 2013.

“Our History.” Ocean Alliance, 11 Nov. 2018, https://whale.org/our-history/.
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