Affiliated Organizations

Marine Wildlife Care Center

The Marine Wildlife Care Center is a 4,500-square-foot facility on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus designed to to care for oiled seabirds in the event of a spill along California's North Coast. It is part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), a network of wildlife emergency response centers along the California coast, established by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR).

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Marine Mammal Stranding Network

The California Marine Mammal Stranding Network (CMMSN) coordinates approximately 20 public and private institutions involved in recording the circumstances and biological information surrounding marine mammal strandings. The Humboldt Vertebrate Museum is responsible for all dead strandings from Pelican State Beach (near the Oregon border) to Siskyone Wilderness State Park (north of Highway 1, Mendocino County).

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Marine Mammal Education and Research Program

The Marine Mammal Education and Research Program (MMERP) is an internship program that consists of both graduate and undergraduate students at Cal Poly Humboldt. Originally designed to facilitate doing shore surveys of local Gray whales, MMERP has evolved to incorporate numerous projects involving a wide range of marine mammals throughout Northern California.

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Sea Level Rise Initiative

A subcommittee of the Humboldt Marine & Coastal Sciences Institute

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CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST)

CSU Council on Ocean
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