The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is dedicated to protecting local marine mammals for future generations through science, awareness, and conservation. They provide education and outreach to beach visitors on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands about strand feeding dolphins. They also serve as the primary first responders to over fifty sick and injured dolphins and whales along coastal South Carolina each year.
LMMN is one of five finalists in the Land Rover Defender Service Awards in the category Animal, Wildlife, and Marine Welfare. They are the only so recognized organization from South Carolina and the only marine mammal organization of the five finalists. If they win this award they will win a Land Rover and $25,000, which will be used to deliver needed help and treatment to dolphins and whales all along the South Carolina Coast, including Seabrook Island.
If you would like to support LMMN in their quest to win this award, voting is now open. Public voting will take place through Wednesday, October 4, to determine the ultimate winners of the six categories of the 2023 Defender Service Awards. You can vote everyday until October 4. To view the finalist videos and vote, please visit Defender Service Awards.
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