Misty Niemeyer, IFAW
2019 was the busiest year for Cape Cod strandings on record. In over 21 years operating on Cape Cod, IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue program has responded to well over 5,500 marine mammals in distress. What can necropsies (animal autopsies) tell us about the health of our ecosystems, and what lessons learned from rescue attempts can improve efforts and techniques to protect and conserve marine wildlife?
The teams Stranding Coordinator Misty Niemeyer has been rescuing marine mammals and leading necropsies (animal autopsies) with IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue team for over 11 years.