In January 2017, we welcomed a new stranding response partner, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, to the Greater Atlantic Region’s marine mammal stranding response network. Led by veteran marine animal responder Rob DiGiovanni, the new organization focuses on promoting marine conservation. AMCS is New York’s primary response organization for live large whales and for dead marine animals, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles. AMCS also responds to entangled whales and sea turtles, surveys and monitors marine animals populations, and conducts ocean-based outreach and educational programs for the Long Island community.
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