Eye of the Whale (EOW) is a small nonprofit research and education group, based in Homer Alaska. Our biologists have been studying humpback whales in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska since 1980. Our intent has been to create a long-term census determining population numbers, distribution, feeding habits, and vital information on individual whales. We have learned from disasters like the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill that having baseline information on a species is vital. Luckily we were counting the whales and photographing their unique tails nine years before the oil swept through our study area. Now, twenty years later, humpback whales are thriving and we have been able to moniter their recovery, population growth, and social habits.