Healthy oceans filled with life.

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The Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) is dedicated to marine animal conservation through response, research and engagement.


We respond to incidents of dead or distressed marine animals across the Maritime provinces.


We conduct and support research to increase understanding of the health of marine animals and the health of the ocean.


Through engagement, we inspire people to make choices that lead to vibrant oceans.


At MARS, our core values permeate through all of the work that we do and all of the relationships we have. They represent our highest priorities and guide both our organizational culture and our workplans.

Conservation: At our core, we strive to have a meaningful impact on the conservation of marine animals.

Collaboration: We believe in the value and strength of collaboration.

Community: We believe informed and engaged communities can make a difference.

Integrity: We are committed to maintaining a safe and supportive work environment where staff and volunteers feel respected and valued.

Diversity: We believe in equity, inclusion and dignity for all – our differences make us stronger.

Respect: We respect the animals, the people and the places where we work.


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