Scientific Research gives hope for the future

Every stranded animal, whether alive or dead, offers a unique opportunity to learn more about these remarkable and often elusive creatures.  Since studying these animals in the wild is very difficult, most of what is known about marine mammals historically comes from the study of stranded animals.  The IFAW team strives to maximize what we learn from every stranding event, while ensuring the highest quality of care.  We focus on applied science – research and data collection that can yield real world results.