Introducing MMI Affiliate Faculty

MMI is pleased to introduce our affiliate faculty members. Affiliate faculty strengthen and promote MMI’s collaborations across OSU. We are proud of the diversity these professionals bring to our research portfolio. Click on their photos to the left to learn more about them.

Meet All Our Faculty


Whale Telemetry Group

The Whale Telemetry Group uses satellite-monitored radio tags to determine the distribution and critical habitats of endangered whales.

Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory

The Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory explores the genomes of whales and dolphins to understand the past, assess the present, and conserve the future.

Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Laboratory

The Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Laboratory focuses on the ecology, behavior and conservation of marine megafauna including cetaceans, pinnipeds, seabirds, and sharks.

Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network

The Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network documents occurrences and investigates the causes of marine mammal strandings in Oregon.

Come Explore With Us

The Marine Mammal Institute integrates research, scientific, and academic studies within Oregon State University. Our critical mission is to advance conservation and the understanding of marine mammal ecology, which incorporates habitat, food web, health, and environmental issues. 

Explore recent MMI highlights on our News & Events and Featured Stories pages. Be sure to check out MMI's exciting research areas under the Research heading.


What To Do If You Find a Marine Mammal Ashore

  • Keep people and dogs away
  • Observe and report to authorities
    • 800-452-7888 (Oregon State Police Tipline)
    • 541-270-6830 (OMMSN Stranding Cell Phone)

Marine mammals are protected by federal law. It is illegal for unauthorized persons to disturb, handle, or feed them.

Learn more about Stranding Do's and Don'ts.