The Marine Mammal Institute showcases its work this month as part of HMSC Marine Science Day on April 9. Each of our labs has a featured page in the virtual Exhibit Hall, including the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
In this 7-minute video, Stranding Program Manager Jim Rice describes what services the Oregon Marine Mammal Network provides and how it responds to marine mammal strandings in Oregon. This work keeps us vigilant about changes in the health and challenges to the welfare of marine mammals along the Oregon coast, providing a unique window into the state of the natural world.
To report an injured, stranded, or dead marine mammal in Oregon, call 800-452-7888 (Oregon State Police Tip Line), 541-270-6830 (Stranding Network Hotline), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Marine mammals are protected by federal law. For their safety and yours, it is illegal for unauthorized persons to disturb, handle, or feed them.