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Townhall on Gaps in Stranding Network Coverage

NOAA Fisheries Invites You to a Telephone Town Hall Meeting to Request Your Help in Reporting Stranded and Injured Marine Mammals on the Massachusetts Northshore, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard

Earlier this year, NOAA Fisheries announced that it was seeking to identify new members for its regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network to service communities on the Massachusetts Northshore, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Network members are volunteer organizations trained and federally authorized to respond to sick or injured dolphins, seals and whales that strand along the U.S. shoreline at different times of the year.  At present, we have yet to find an organization to serve in this capacity.


We would like to invite you to join NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator John Bullard and Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Program Coordinator David Gouveia for a telephone town hall on Tuesday, April 15 from 11 am - 12 pm EST to discuss what this means to your respective community. 


To join the call


Please call this toll free number    1-800-857-9833

and then provide the operator with this password: seals. 


More information:


Marine Mammal Stranding Summaries in Affected Communities

Harbor Seals and Human Disturbance Brochure

Harbor Seals Rest on Beaches Brochure

Share the Shore Brochure





For more information on the Northeast Region Stranding Program (covering the coastlines of Maine to Virginia), please visit our website


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