Allison Payne is a researcher at the Marine Mammal Center, a naturalist for San Francisco Whale Tours, and a Masters student at San Francisco State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. She also runs WhaleGirl.Org, where she posts regular sightings reports and provides information about research, conservation, and more. Her research interests are centered around cetacean brains and behavior; in particular, she focuses on the humpback whales of the Gulf of the Farallones. Find out more on her website, WhaleGirl.Org, or follow her on instagram @whalegirlorg.

Humpbacks, Porpoises and a Grey Whale – 2/5/18

Humpbacks by the Golden Gate Bridge – 4/5/18

A Day Full of Humpbacks – 7/5/18

A Windy Day with Whales – 31/5/18

Feeding Porpoises – 5/2/21