Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Location: COASTAL, Texas

Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue, rehabilitation, research, and education. Established in 1980, TMMSN works in six regions along the Texas coast, and they respond to rescue live cetaceans (whales and dolphins), as well as manatees through collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

TMMSN evaluates live stranded mammals found or reported on site and makes a well-informed decisions about transport and entry into rehabilitation. If chosen to rehabilitate the mammal, intensive care is provided by the facility to ensure a safe and proper release that meets the National Marine Fisheries Service Standards for Release. TMMSN also conducts a variety of research dedicated to assess mammal health trends, behavior, movement, conservation management, and more. Through education, TMMSN hopes to increase public awareness about threats against marine mammals and how to respond when this situation occurs.

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