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National Marine Mammal Foundation

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Our Mission
The National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) has a mission to improve and protect life for marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans through science, service, and education.

We achieve our mission through the following actions:
Collaborate with the nation’s top scientists and institutions to translate our research into applicable medicine and species conservation
Develop education programs to share NMMF research discoveries and expertise
Foster an environment that creatively, effectively, and positively shapes marine mammal medicine, research, training, and education
Conduct research that benefits the conservation and care of marine mammals and the health of humans
Support the Navy’s ability to provide exceptional care and training of their marine mammals
Dolphin leaping in San Diego Bay
Our Vision
Our vision for the future is to revolutionize the way we think about marine mammals. By embracing the partnership created between human and marine mammal, we can create a sea change in our global approach to scientific exploration, ocean conservation, and public education.

Location Address
2240 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California, 92106
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32.7193798, -117.2211972