Marine Mammal Stranding Network
The Marine Mammal Stranding Network of the Central Coast of North Carolina is supported with funding from the John H. Prescott Foundation, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, and the North Carolina State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers from local, state and federal conservation leaders, including the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, respond to all marine mammal strandings that occur along central coastal North Carolina.
The Outer Banks Marine Mammal Stranding Network is also made up of local, state and federal conservation leaders, including Jennette's Pier, and is dedicated to responding to stranded, entangled or injured marine mammals from the Virginia North Carolina state line to Ocracoke, covering more than 130 miles of coastline and receiving 60 percent of North Carolina's strandings annually.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Marine Mammal Stranding Program responds to strandings along the southeastern coast of North Carolina. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher assists the team of dedicated staff, faculty and students on an as-needed basis.
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