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Regional Stranding Coordinators

National Program Coordinator

  • Dr. Teri Rowles (
    Coordinator, Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Program (MMHSRP)
    National Marine Fisheries Service
    Office of Protected Resources
    1315 East-West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Phone: 301-427-8402
    Fax 301-713-4060 or 301-713-0376

Alaska | Northeast/Greater Atlantic | Pacific Islands | Southeast | West Coast

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Regional Stranding Coordinators

Alaska (AK)
Aleria Jensen (, Stranding Coordinator
National Marine Fisheries Service
P.O. Box 21668
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone: (907) 586-7248
Fax: (907) 586-7012

Barb Mahoney (, Assistant Stranding Coordinator
National Marine Fisheries Service
P.O. Box 43
Anchorage, AK 99513
Phone: (907) 271-3448
Fax (907) 271-3030

Northeast/ Greater Atlantic (ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA)
Mendy Garron (, Stranding Coordinator
National Marine Fisheries Service
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 281-9300
Fax: (978) 281-9394

Stranding and Entanglement Hotline: (866) 755-NOAA (866-755-6622)
Jamison Smith (, East Coast Disentanglement Coordinator
Phone: (978) 281-9336
Fax: (978) 281-9394

Southeast (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX, PR, VI)
Blair Mase-Guthrie (, Stranding Coordinator
National Marine Fisheries Service
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305) 361-4586
Fax: (305) 361-1462

Erin Fougeres (, Stranding Program Administrator
National Marine Fisheries Service
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 824-5312
Fax: (727) 824-5309

West Coast
Brent Norberg (, Stranding Coordinator (WA/OR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 526-6550
Fax: (206) 526-6736
Large Whale Entanglement Hotline: 1-877-SOS-WHALE (1-877-767-9425)

Kristin Wilkinson (, Assistant Stranding Coordinator (WA/OR)
Phone: (206) 526-4747

Justin Viezbicke (, Stranding Coordinator (CA)
National Marine Fisheries Service
501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 980-3230
Fax: (562) 980-4027

Justin Greenman (, Assistant Stranding Coordinator (CA)
Phone: (562) 980-3264

Pacific Islands (HI, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
David Schofield (, Stranding Coordinator
1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Rm 1110
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 944-2269
Fax: (808) 973-2941

Updated: June 5, 2014

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