Marine Megafauna: Response, Rescue, Ecology and Society

Researchers, authorities, advisers, institutions and volunteer citizens committed to marine life


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-Rescue,rehabilitation, management, research and conservation of marine fauna, with dissemination and education to society are part of our work


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MMARES, AC (Marine Megafauna: Response, Rescue, Ecology and Society) is a group of individuals from different institutions (PROFEPA, CICIMAR, UABCS, MUSEO DE LA BALLENA Y CIENCIAS DEL MAR, SOMEMMA) and volunteers dedicated to research, conservation, and outreach of marine megafauna, with a special focus on marine mammals and strandings. This association arises from our activities carried out since 2012, as members of La Paz's Marine Mammal Stranding Network, in order to continue developing our functions from a more solid platform and accessing more options such as funding for research, conservation, and collaborations.


To be a leading, transparent, trustworthy, honest, and innovative organization in the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, which contributes to the formation of cultural sustainability within society in order to instill environmental values that allow recognizing the importance of aquatic resources and of their importance in the development of sustainable societies. This will be achieved through collaboration with the three levels of government, as well as national and foreign institutions such as universities, research centers, and different sectors of civil society. Actions of education, training, technical assistance, development of studies and projects, managing or providing resources to achieve conservation, management, and sustainable use of species and derivatives of aquatic biodiversity will be promoted.





Do you want to help?

MMARES AC is a non-profit association. All expenses for equipment, logistics, response, animal rehabilitation, and maintenance are absorbed by the founding partners.


Be part of this great project and get donor benefits. Any contribution is important to support our work. No matter how small your contribution is, it is welcome.

We appreciate it!



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Our friends at Dr. Dolphin made beautiful bracelets and shirts to collect voluntary contributions for support us in our work. Families who attend to their activities and like to help us get them.


MMARES, AC deeply appreciates the initiative of Daniel Monzón, his team, Dr. Dolphin and the families for making these a reality. All contributions will be used directly in our marine fauna rescue, research, monitoring, dissemination and conservation activities.


Dr. Dolphin is located in Silao, Gto. It has the project “Sponsor an Angel” in which children with disabilities receive assisted therapy with dolphins, being a great help to them.


Infinite thanks !!!


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Under permission of PROFEPA

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PROJECT: Survey and Conservation of California Sea Lions

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The project will be carried out with the corresponding permits in collaboration with Dr. Fernando Elorriaga from CICIMAR-IPN, the Red de Observadores Ciudadanos (ROC) and with the support of The Pollination Project.


Our main goal is to assess the interaction between artisanal fisheries and California sea lions from research and conservation perspectives in La Paz Bay and surrounding areas.

If entangled animals are sighted, PROFEPA will be notified, and they will coordinate the actions to be taken.


All activities will be in close contact with the authority Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (PROFEPA) and Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) when the activity takes place in a protected natural area.



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* To report a stranding, contact PROFEPA (Tel. 1220787) or 911 so they can reach out to MMARES, or contact us directly at the following numbers: 6121556609 or 6123482155.

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