The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN) is a non-profit
organization created in 1980 to further the understanding and
conservation of marine mammals through rescue and rehabilitation,
research and education. The TMMSN consists of six regions along
the Texas coast, which provide a coordinated response to
all marine mammal strandings along the Texas coastline.
The TMMSN receives no state funding and receives only limited
institutional support in the form of grants. TMMSN RELIES on the
donations of time and funds from generous supporters to continue
it's mission dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, research, and
Dolphin "Tango" pictured above was reported to the Texas Marine
Mammal Stranding Network with a life threatening entanglement of
fishing gear. After our team documented and monitored the
progression of the entanglement and injury, we were able to
successfully disentangle Tango as part of a multi-agency effort.
Please do not feed wild dolphins! Wild dolphins are often
placed at risk when they are fed by humans. When dolphins are
fed, they learn to associate people with food and put themselves in
dangerous situations around boats and fishing lines in order to
acquire a meal.
Picture below is the moment of Tango's release back into the wild, free of the nearly three pounds of fishing gear he had become entangled in.
TMMSN Gift Shop
Show your support this winter!
Check out the TMMSN Gift Shop to see great new gear and accessories like mugs, key fobs, and dog gear!
Check out our new hooded sweatshirt adorned with the great Texas TMMSN logo- now available in cobalt blue!
Don't forget to check out some of our other popular items like, Men's and Women's Sport Polos, Embroidered T's, Duffel Bags, and Dolphin Rescue Team Stickers and T-shirts!
Get your official State of Texas license plate here and support the TMMSN everyday with your vehicle.
What to do if you find a stranded dolphin or whale
All work being performed with marine mammals on this website and any other media featuring TMMSN volunteers and staff working with marine mammals, alive or dead, is done with the expressed permission and authority granted to the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network organization by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Department of Commerce. The activities performed on this website may not be performed by anyone or any organization without such expressed permission under penalty of U.S. Federal law. More information can be obtained at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov