FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long have you been around?
The MMSC was started in 1978 by Robert Schoelkopf and Sheila Dean. The organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year (2018).
What animals do you help?
We help all marine mammals and sea turtles – this may include seals (Harbor, Gray, Harp, Hooded), dolphins, whales, and even the occasional wayward manatee. The four species of sea turtles that we see in NJ are the Green, Kemp’s Ridley, Loggerhead, and Leatherback.
Where do you help?
We cover all 1,800 miles of tidal coastline and waterways in the state of NJ.
How big is the staff?
We have less than 10 full time employees. We rely very heavily on volunteers all over the state.
Can I help? How do I volunteer?