History of Marine Mammals Webinar

A Zoom webinar with SSC, NMLC and Tufts University, discussing the history of marine mammals in New England. Learn about the threats these ocean giants have faced in the past, and how we can protect them in our modern world. Followed by Q & A with the experts.

Seals have been returning to New England’s coastlines, but they weren’t always this abundant. Marine mammals have historically faced threats, both natural and unnatural, and this continues today. Join us on Thursday, June 11th at 6pm as we discuss what a healthy baseline looks like for marine mammals in New England, and what kinds of modern threats we see in these populations. You’ll learn what it takes to shape a better future for our local marine life.

You’ll also have the opportunity to engage directly with the experts during our live Q&A session!


  • Ashley Stokes, Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
  • Geneva Mommsen, National Marine Life Center
  • Wendy Puyear PhD, Molecular Virologist and Senior Researcher at Tufts University

Arm yourself with knowledge and become a local ocean hero! 


Please support our work.

Please support Marine Mammal Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Education by making a donation when you register for this free event.

When Seacoast Science Center responds to a seal-in-need, our team transports the animal to the National Marine Life Center’s rehabilitation facility in Bourne, MA. This journey is 118 MILES, and gives every seal we rescue a second chance to live free and healthy. By donating $10.00 to represent 1 mile of this journey, you can help us reach our goal of raising $1,180 to support the rescue and rehabilitation of harbor seals this beach season! Since the start of this webinar series, we’ve raised $340. Help us complete the journey!

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