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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...

It’s Time To Breach The Snake River Dams

The Snake River dams were controversial even before they were built.  While they were still...
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Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins, and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
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Five Facts About Orcas

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most recognizable and popular species...
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Meet the 2022 Interns: Alexi Archer

I am thrilled to welcome Alexi to WDC as the newest member of our Marine...

Meet the 2022 Interns: Saya Butani

I'm happy to welcome the newest member of the WDC team, Saya Butani, who is...
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Offshore Wind: Don’t Blow It

Recently, new areas were added to the growing list of potential sites for offshore wind...

Meet the 2022 Interns: Sierra Osborne

I'm delighted to introduce WDC's Conservation Education intern for Summer 2022, Sierra Osborne! Without hesitation,...

Marine Animal Rescue and Response: 6 Month Update

WDC Marine Animal Rescue and Response Intern, JJ Cruz and WDC staff member Monica Pepe, evaluate a deceased seal under authorization from NOAA
WDC Marine Animal Rescue and Response Intern, JJ Cruz and WDC staff member Monica Pepe, evaluate a deceased seal under authorization from NOAA

WDC's Marine Animal Rescue and Response program is six months old!

Thank you to everyone who has supported this new program through well-wishes, spreading the word, making donations, and shopping our Amazon wish list.

Getting this program up and running is a huge task, but we have already made huge progress!

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Donate to support Marine Animal Rescue & Response

Here’s what we have done so far:

  • Prepared our Marine Animal Rescue and Response (MARR) headquarters for responses, including refinishing the walls and flooring, upgrading electrical outlets, installing freezers and a new heater, installing a new door with a secure lock, and adding storage for all of our equipment
  • Developed and recruited for three MARR paid internship positions to assist with rescues and responses during our anticipated busy season (March-August) while also providing them with valuable experience and transferable job skills
  • Expanded our volunteer network through volunteer fairs and interviews with local media

We are looking forward to what’s coming up next. In the next three months, we are working on:

  • Training volunteers and interns on proper protocols for responding and handling animals
  • Purchasing a blood analyzer to help perform health assessments on stranded animals
  • Establishing a relationship with local businesses to host outreach events such as science talks or trivia nights

Are you interested in volunteering and live on the south shore of Massachusetts?

 Send an email to with the subject line "MARR Volunteering" and we will get in contact with you!

We are especially in need of volunteers who live between Marshfield, MA and Plymouth, MA.

Another way to help is by sharing this on social media!

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