b'SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHOne of three areas of focus in our mission to advance global ocean conservationThe Marine Mammal Center learns from the patients in our care and contributes to scientific understanding of the changing health of ourRecruited more than 40 ocean, taking action to address ocean threats and save endangered species. commercial fishers and 10 whale-watchers to participate in our Dungeness Crab Fishery Solar Highlights of our scientific research impacts from OctoberLogger Project, and launched a series of vessel surveys with partner 2019 to September 2020, made possible by your support: organizations to gather critical data on humpback whales and Contributed 18 scientific research papers toentanglement risk in the California peer-reviewed journals and presented scientificDungeness crab fishing grounds.findings to global audiences at six conferences, including the World Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Barcelona and the virtual International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine conference.Applied our extensive data on whale migration routes along the West Coast and expertise in cetacean necropsy work Trained our first Pathology Fellow who,related to vessel collisions to under the guidance of our Chief Pathologistpublish an op-ed in the San Pdraig Duignan, DVM, Ph.D., added criticalFrancisco Chronicle highlighting capacity to our necropsy activities that helpthe need for increased us better understand why marine mammalsprotections for migrating whales strand and determine how these factors arethat frequent San Francisco Bay. connected to ecosystem and human health.Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report | MarineMammalCenter.org'