Our work with porpoises and other species of whale gives us the chance to work with many other research programmes. For example, diet and contaminant studies performed at Wageningen Marine Research (previously IMARES) and genetic studies being carried out at the University of Groningen (RUG). Furthermore, there is a continuous exchange of information concerning wildlife disease with the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC).
The National Stranding Network is partly made up of volunteers and employees of Ecomare, the Seal Sanctuary Pieterburen and ‘A Seal’, who report and collect stranded sea creatures. Additionally, we collaborate with Rijkswaterstaat and SOS dolfijn. Naturalis (the Natural History Museum in Leiden) also registers all strandings on their website www.walvisstrandingen.nl.