Samantha Emmert, a Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology undergraduate at the Duke Marine Lab, writes about the importance of supporting the North Carolina Central Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
“It is hard to say what will become of the NC Central Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and others like it. Without renewed funding in the 2014 year, Vicky will be unable to continue the network and stranding response will stop in this area.”
This is a critical time for dolphins in the Atlantic. Every piece of information we can gather about increase in the mortality rate due to the morbillivirus is vital. Worried about the overall ecosystem? Worried about how it will influence fishing in the area? Just love dolphins and recognize that they are an integral part of what we all love about the North Carolina coast? You should her story here.