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.
Our next volunteer training is May 30th at 10:00am. The training will be held at the WECU educational training building on Holly St.
Ski to Sea: May 24th, Contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a shift.
Birch Bay Beach Days, June 6th.
Orca Presentation, June 5th, Birch Bay State Park by Victoria at 7 pm. Anyone can come listen if they want.
Seal Pup Triage training, June 20th, 10-1. contact Alysha at email@example.com. No cost for