Marine Mammal Strandings Using marine mammal stranding data, students will create a model to document the location of strandings on the Oregon coast.The data will be coded to include anthropogenic (human) reasons for strandings which will lead the students to look for patterns and develop future research questions. Students will map 40 data points of ten different marine mammals stranded along the Oregon coast between 2013 and 2017. Topics Marine Mammals AuthorsTanya Boynay, Ian Dickson, Nancy FitzGerald, Mirriam Sutton, Jillian Worssam Teacher ResourcesLesson PlanMap of Oregon coastMarine Mammal Stranding Lab [Key]Marine Mammal Stranding – West Coast InfoOregon Marine Mammal Strandings 2008-2017 [Raw Data | Clean Data]Whale Explosion Video Student ResourcesStudent Worksheet for CER Summative AssessmentMarine Mammal Stranding LabClassroom Ready Data [All Recorded | Top 5 Species]Student Data [All Recorded | Top 5 Species] Additional ResourcesRecent Strandings Map (OMML) Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsScale, proportion, and quantityCore IdeasLS1.D: Information ProcessingESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth SystemsPracticesEngaging in argument from evidenceObtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts6.D: Much of the world’s population lives in coastal areas.6.E: Humans affect the ocean in a variety of ways. Laws, regulations and resource management affect what is taken out and put into the ocean. Human development and activity leads to pollution (point source, non-point source, and noise pollution) and physical modifications (changes to beaches, shores and rivers). In addition, humans have removed most of the large vertebrates from the ocean.