The event will include an online silent auction which will run until December 5th, to give people plenty of opportunities to keep bidding on their favorite items.  There is no charge for admission. Please feel free to click the image to the right to take you to the Fin-raiser page with special presentations and access to our auction.

Despite the pandemic, many local businesses have contributed to the event so we have lots of great items for people to bid on, whether for yourself or as part of your holiday shopping.  The link to the auction site is found on our Finraiser 2020 page.

This event will be MERR's only fundraiser this year, so we hope you will tune in and consider donating to the cause.  On the  Finraiser 2020 page, you will hear special welcome messages, receive an update on the organization, as well as a link to peruse some of the wonderful items we will be offering. 

We would like to thank all those who made this event possible and hope you will enjoy the efforts to provide a special virtual event for all. 

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MERR is on call 24/7 to provide rescue and care for marine mammals and sea turtles that might be ill, injured, entangled or otherwise in need. In addition, we conduct research on those animals that have died so that we can glean information on the animal, the cause of death, more about the species, and ocean health. We contribute this information to Federal, state and local entities, as well as researchers and others in the marine conservation field. MERR conducts education and outreach programs throughout the state on the topic of marine mammal and sea turtle ecology and conservation. We believe that education is the most important key to conservation.

SHOP Coral cove

for #givingtuesday

Coral Cove has selected MERR Institute as their primary beneficiary of #givingTuesday2020. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the store will give 100 %  of any online or in-person sales from the store directly to MERR Institute. Please consider shopping Coral Cove for any holiday items for that special someone on your list this year and help in the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals and sea turtles in the process. 

Coral Cove is located at The Avenue Inn and Spa, 110 Rehoboth Ave #4, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

or browse their Online Store here. 


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and donate to MERR Institute

MERR Institute, Inc. 801 Pilottown Road | Lewes, DE 19958 | (302) 228-5029 | Email


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