Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Formation1978; 46 years ago (1978)
FounderSheila Dean; Robert Schoelkopf
PurposeAnimal rescue
HeadquartersBrigantine, New Jersey
Coordinates39°23′42″N 74°23′28″W / 39.395°N 74.391°W / 39.395; -74.391
Northeastern coast of the United States
Board Chair
Ken Schaffer
Board President
Robert Schoelkopf
Sheila Dean

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (established in 1978) is a private non-profit organization located in Brigantine, New Jersey. The Stranding Center's main goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. They are the only marine stranding center in New Jersey.[2][3] Since 1978, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center has rescued more than 5,589 whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles.[4] Although rehabilitation is costly, over 90% of the animals rehabilitated at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center make a full recovery and are returned to the wild.[5] As well as dealing with marine animal issues, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center operates a Sea Life Museum, houses an educational facility which includes hands-on exhibits, and offers marine ecology-based educational programs.[6] The Stranding Center also offers internship programs.[7]

External videos
video icon "Marine Mammal Stranding Center", The Philo Project
video icon "Report a stranding", Marine Mammal Stranding Center


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  3. ^ Tischler, Susan. "Who's Saving the Mammals". This is Cape May. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. ^ Urgo, Jacqueline L. (May 19, 2010). "Brigantine seal stranding center very busy". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ Romeo, Tony (March 8, 2010). "PHOTOS: Marine Mammal Stranding Center". PHL 17. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Marine Mammal Stranding Center". Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ Davis, Tom (June 25, 2013). "Marine Mammal Stranding Center Seeking College Interns". Galloway Patch. Retrieved 12 June 2016.

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