Marine mammals can become stranded on our beaches when they are sick, injured or deceased. Strandings can be the result of natural or human related causes.
When strandings occur, it is critical for trained response teams to provide immediate assistance to the animals in need. Stranding events also allow scientists the unique opportunity to closely investigate mortalities and collect data from both living and deceased animals. The scientific knowledge gained from stranded animals provides valuable insight into marine mammal health and disease, and the state of their marine environment.
PMLF’s commitment to supporting these rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the Hawaiian waters will include funding a state of the art Stranding Science Center on Oahu. This facility will be a base for the rehabilitation of stranded cetaceans before their reintroduction into the wild, and it will serve as a research lab to learn more about these animals and the cause of their stranding.
PMLF’s support of these rescue and rehabilitation efforts, as well as the construction of the Stranding Science Center, will be reliant on donations from the community, businesses and grant-making organizations.
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