Marine Mammal Center
The WHOI Marine Mammal Center (MMC) is a virtual center focusing on issues affecting conservation of marine mammals and various other marine animals such as turtles. Interdisciplinary teams are brought together to address these issues from a variety of scientific and engineering perspectives in order to gain a more comprehensive scientific understanding.
Through the Center's collaborations with external parties and academic institutions, and its facilities such as the necropsy facility, it creates a unique environment to pursue new research opportunities that could not be explored prior to its establishment. The center
- conducts basic research using cutting-edge technology to solve major scientific and conservation problems.
- integrates diverse approaches and methods to understanding marine mammals and the different ways humans may influence the health of marine mammals, their populations, and their ecosystems.
- includes a diverse group of scientists and engineers, and acts as a clearinghouse and incubator for interdisciplinary teams.
The Marine Mammal Center was created with generous support from Pete and Ginny Nicholas and Family.