Center for Marine Science

CMS Research :: Marine Mammal Stranding Program

The Marine Mammal Stranding Program at UNCW investigates strandings to improve human's understanding of the biology of marine mammals that inhabit local North Carolina waters, so that we may enhance their conservation. Researchers also educate students through their participation in marine mammal stranding investigations.

The program is made up of student volunteers, faculty and staff in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology.

Program contacts

Dr. Michael Tift
Director of the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program
Assistant Professor in UNCW’s Department of Biology and Marine Biology
tiftm@uncw.edu
 
Dr. Tiffany Keenan
Stranding Coordinator for UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program
Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Tift’s lab
keenant@uncw.edu