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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.

Next general meeting is December 10th at 6:30 pm.

Join us at the Christmas Bazaar from 1:00 to 4:00 on November 16th at the Bakerview !st Christian Church (495 E Bakerview Rd.). We will have an table set up with items to buy and lots of educational information about our organization.

Annual Volunteer Party!! January 24th at 6:00pm at the WECU meeting space on Holly. Bring a dish to share. Contact Starr or Mariann for more information.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Dec
10
Wed
6:30 pm WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Dec 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 [...]
Jan
14
Wed
6:30 pm WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Jan 14 @ 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 [...]
Feb
11
Wed
6:30 pm WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
WMMSN Meetings @ St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Feb 11 @ 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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