Humboldt State University Marine Mammal Stranding Program

A Member of the NOAA Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

HSU MMSP Outreach

The HSU MMSP is committed to communication and education. Our vast, rugged and pristine coastlines make it challenging to find all the marine mammals that might strand. We truly value the reports of stranded marine mammals and are committed to give back to our community through education and outreach efforts such as Community Lectures, School Presentations and Interviews with the local media.  

Community Talks

Dr. Goley has shared information about stranded marine mammals with the following groups:

School Presentations

Dr. Goley and HSU MMSP interns have given presentations to K-12 students in Humboldt County including: Union Street Charter School, Sunnybrae Middle School, Jacoby Creek School, Eureka High School, College of the Redwoods Science Night, local homeschool groups and the GATE academy. In addition, the information learned through the HSU MMSP is shared with undergraduate and graduate students both formally and informally in classes in the Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University. Dr. Goley has also been a scientist in the schools in Sitka Alaska where she helped to develop a Kindergarten Curricula for local school children. These experiences have been valuable for the students in our community and for the HSU MMSP director and interns who gain valuable experience sharing marine mammal information. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Goley.

Local Media

The HSU MMSP has been a valuable resource for the local and regional media northern California to learn more about stranding events. Over the past 20 years, we have been excited to talk with local news stations, papers and radio-stations about topics of interest to our community. Some interesting excerpts are below.

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