Welcome!

Gray Whale / Photo from NOAA by Merrill Gosho

Gray Whale / Photo from NOAA by Merrill Gosho

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.

News Flash!

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 vsouze56@gmail.com 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 a.d.e_803@hotmail.com.  No cost for
this training.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
10
Wed
6:30 pm WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm
New meeting location! Please note our meetings are now being held at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center. Click on map to get directions. Meetings [...]
Aug
12
Wed
6:30 pm WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm
New meeting location! Please note our meetings are now being held at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center. Click on map to get directions. Meetings [...]
Sep
9
Wed
6:30 pm WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm
New meeting location! Please note our meetings are now being held at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center. Click on map to get directions. Meetings [...]

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