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.
We can no longer hold our meetings/trainings at Metcalf Hodges, so the next meeting is June 5th at Mi Mexico restaurant. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and enjoy a good dinner to go along with the meeting. We are not sure yet where we will be holding our next meetings starting back up in September. Keep checking back! There will be no meetings in July and August to accommodate the busy seal pup season.
Our next (and last) training will be held on June 1st, from 10 am to 1pm. Contact Cindi Nutter at email@example.com, our Volunteer Coordinator, and she will give you more information and get you registered. The cost is $35 and you get a binder, name tag and certificate upon completion. This training will be held at the WECU building on Holly St. across from the WECU bank building.
We will have a booth at Ski to Sea this year, Sunday May 26th at the Fairhaven Green. Come by and visit us!
"The Honeysuckle Story" is now available for download from You tube at :