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Mission Statement

This is a non-profit endeavor created for the primary purpose of helping you take action for cetaceans.

Our Story

Peggy Oki has been advocating for cetaceans for decades. Before this website came to exist - all the information was housed in numerous Google Docs (created by Peggy) to help people take action for cetaceans. All of the content from her initial documents can be found on dedicated pages in This website has been created, edited, and updated by Peggy Oki, Madison O'Connell, and Caiti Rose. We have provided all the necessary links, references, information, sample letters, talking points, etc. We have done our best to ensure everything is easy to use and understand. We hope all of this effort inspires everyone to send the letters, make the calls, etc. Thank you for diving in with us!

Meet The Founders!

Peggy Oki

Founder/Director of Origami Whales Project

Co-founder of

Artist, activist, editor


Peggy Oki is a skateboarder, surfer, artist, activist, adventurous spirit, and so much more. She was the only female member of the Zephyr skateboard team in the 1970’s (featured in the documentary “Dogtown & Z-Boys”). Beyond skateboarding and surfing, Peggy is an artist, educator, environmental activist, public speaker, rock climber, and world traveller. She has been an advocate for cetacean rights and protections for 40+ years. Peggy founded "Origami Whales Project" in 2004 and welcomed global public participation (of all ages) to participate in creating environmental art installations to raise awareness about threats to cetaceans across the world. Peggy has shared her passions and activism through public speaking for years. Click the buttons below to learn about Peggy's public speaking presentations and her global outreach/awareness art installations.


Madison O'Connell

Producer of "Tails of Confinement"

Co-founder of

Artist, activist, editor


Madison ("Mads") O'Connell is a photographer/videographer and media specialist. Her expertise consists of years of staring through the lens and editing content to help bring the viewer into the imagery. Her photos and videos (found in our social media kit) are aimed at helping everyone spread awareness further on behalf of cetaceans and our oceans. Madison has produced the documentary "Tails of Confinement" which you can view through our 'Recommended Viewing' page and directly through YouTube as well.

Madison's studies have taken her to places around the world to exhibit her photography and films, including the Galapagos Islands. On Galapagos she captured the beauty of the natural world in addition to the concerns of plastic pollution and the harm it has done. Madison has participated in beach clean-ups around the world and continues to raise awareness about the issues. To learn more about Madison and view more of her photography/videography, please click the button below.

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Caiti Rose

Founder/Artist of Sharktopia

Co-founder of

Artist, activist, editor


Caiti Rose is the founder and artist of "Sharktopia" - an artistic endeavor to help alter the misconceptions surrounding sharks and other marine life. Caiti has been drawing sharks, octopus, mermaids, and sea creatures since she was a very small child. Since 2014, Sharktopia has existed to spread awareness, outreach, and understanding for sharks and ocean life. Caiti has joined numerous protests online and in-person in regards to the shark nets and drumlines in Australia, banning shark finning, and more. Her art can be seen throughout this website. You can find her cetacean stationery set for free download HERE. You can also support by purchasing an exclusive fine art print HERE. In addition to art and activism, Caiti is a self-proclaimed coffee lover, snowboarder, kayaker, hiker, and seeker of FINtastic adventures. You can learn more about Caiti and download HUNDREDS of coloring pages at her website linked below.

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Please review our FAQ page before using the contact form. We might have already answered your question! If you can't find the answer you're searching for - please feel free to reach out through our contact form.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

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