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Formed in 1978, MMSC's mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals and sea turtles. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is the only Federally-authorized animal hospital in the State of New Jersey that responds to these animals in distress and provides medical treatment.
Our amazing staff and volunteers are committed to helping marine animals. The MMSC provides various volunteer opportunities, and we would love to have you onboard!
Interested in getting involved?
Whether it's a simple One Time Donation, a Seal Adoption, or an Annual Membership, the MMSC is a nonprofit that relies on generous donations from supporters like you!
Want to help our cause?
Our on-site museum and gift shop is open on weekends with limited hours but select merchandise is available online as well! Save yourself the drive and check out our online store for the perfect gift today.
Watch the first release of the season, Harbor seal #23-165, our shark bite survivor who stranded on Christmas Day!
To keep up with all the latest happenings at MMSC, sign up for our email newsletter "The Blowhole"!
All photography/videography of marine mammals on this website is conducted under a Stranding Agreement between NOAA NMFS and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act