www.marinemammalconservancy.org Call (305)451-4774 for Volunteer questions. The Marine Mammal Conservancy is committed to protecting Marine Mammals & Their Habitats Through Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Release and Education.
Protecting marine mammals and their habitats through research, rescue, rehabilitation, release and education.
Help the Marine Mammal Conservancy during our current efforts to save rescued Pilot Whales by donating your time, money or supplies. Marine mammals are recognized as a keystone species because of their position at the top of the oceans’ food chain. However, knowledge of marine mammals is extremely limited to those species inhabiting near shore waters. In 1991, the Stranding Network discovered a lethal virus called Morbilli which is highly contagious among marine mammals. Consequently, big aquariums had to stop participating in rehabilitation efforts in order to preserve their permanent marine mammal residents. This left smaller organizations like MMC to continue the research into marine mammal disease, treatment and the investigation into the causes of marine mammal stranding events. MMC provides researchers worldwide as well as the US National Marine Fisheries Service with valuable data on behavior, treatment techniques, medical conditions, baselines on healthy species, re-adaptation/release techniques, tracking technologies and live interaction that cannot be obtained from dead specimens.