In late March, the National Marine Life Center and partner organizations New England Aquarium and Whale Center of New England, co-hosted the Northeast Region Stranding Network Conference. Convened in Salem, Massachusetts, the conference brought together stranding responders, rehabilitators, scientists, educators, resource managers, and interested laypeople involved in marine mammal and sea turtle strandings from Virginia through Maine. It was a fantastic opportunity to network and share information.
Many thanks to the following conference sponsors who made it possible to keep registration fees low.
~ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Northeast Region
~ Waterlife Design Group – Designs for Life
~ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Marine Mammal Center
~ Cape Ann Savings Bank – Cape Ann’s Bright Light Since 1846
~ Wildlife Computers – Innovative Tags for Innovative Research
Thanks also to the dozens of local businesses who helped make the conference a success through in-kind donations, reduced fees, auction item donations, coupons, and other support.
~ BFS Business Printing
~ Captain Bill’s Whale Watch
~ Crunchy Granola Baby
~ Destination Salem, especially Kate Fox
~ Essex River Cruises & Charters
~ Finz Seafood & Grill
~ Freed Audio Productions
~ Gulu Gulu Cafe
~ Historic New England Phillips House
~ Nathaniels, Hawthorne Hotel
~ New England Confectionery Company
~ Pelican Products, Inc.
~ Salem Beer Works
~ Salem Inn
~ Salem Trolly
~ Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
~ Salem Witch Museum
~ Trader Joes Peabody
~ Treasures Over Time
~ Whole Foods Swampscott
~ Witch City Consignment