The Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network (WMMSN) is a 501 (c) (3) state & federal non-profit organization of volunteers who are dedicated to the care of distressed or deceased marine mammals.
Under an authority granted by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), WMMSN does the following:
- Responds to reports of stranded, distressed or deceased marine mammals
- Assesses the condition of stranded marine mammals & determines how best to help them
- Prevents human contact & interference with stranded marine mammals
- In some cases, careful & safe removal of deceased marine mammals
- Determines why marine mammals have died, performing necropsies when necessary
- Determines if stranded/deceased marine mammal poses a biological threat to humans or marine life
- Educates the public about local marine mammals & how best to cohabitate with them
Use this website to find out about the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network & discover the many ways that you can help.
Check out our new meeting location.
Next general meeting is Wedensday, January 14th, at 6:30.
Annual Volunteer Party!! January 31st at 6:00pm at the WECU meeting space on Holly. Bring a dish to share. Contact Starr or Mariann for more information.
Ways of the Whales conference is January 24th. If you help staff our WMMSN booth, then registration is free.
Our next volunteer training is March 28th.