EcoNews Report: Studying Stranded Marine Mammals

Mar 31, 2017

Dr. Dawn Goley at sea.

 Marine mammalogist Dr. Dawn Goley is the director of the HSU Marine Mammal Stranding Program, which responds to reports of dead stranded marine mammals from the public and regularly monitors beaches for stranded marine mammals in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties. The program has documented several uncommon whale and dolphin species, sea turtles, and two sea otters in the last twenty years, and serves as an early warning system for catastrophic events like the California sea lion die-off in the past two years.


For more information, visit:
HSU Marine Mammal Stranding Program
North Coast Marine Mammal Center
HSU Klamath Connection Program

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center.