The Mission of the Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket is to rescue and protect marine mammals on Nantucket, advocate for their well-being, and educate the public.
Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket is an all volunteer non profit under agreement with NOAA Fisheries to monitor, protect and assist marine mammals on and around Nantucket Island. Our team is here to advise and educate the public on what is normal behavior for marine mammals, what needs our help and what safety precautions should be taken. We maintain a 24 hour hotline to respond and disentangle pinnipeds from fishing gear, escort stranded cetaceans to safer waters and deliver injured or ill animals to rehab when necessary. We also collect and disseminate scientific data to authorities. Through outreach, education, collaboration and advocacy, we strive to make a difference.