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Report a Stranded/ Beached Marine Animal

To respond to stranded (sometimes called "beached") marine mammals (whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions), we work with volunteer stranding networks (listed below) in all coastal states, coordinated by regional marine mammal stranding coordinators.

For stranded sea turtles, the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN), which includes federal, state and private partners, responds to strandings in coastal areas from Maine to Texas and portions of the U.S. Caribbean.

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Alaska | Greater Atlantic (Northeast) | Pacific Islands | Southeast/ Caribbean | West Coast



Greater Atlantic (Northeast) Region

Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding & Entanglement Hotline

Sea Turtle Stranding & Disentanglement Network

Connecticut/ Rhode Island

Delaware

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Rhode Island/Connecticut

Virginia

Washington D.C.


Southeast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network (including Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)

Alabama

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Mississippi

North Carolina

Puerto Rico

South Carolina

Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands


West Coast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network

West Coast Region Stranding Hotline

California

Oregon

Puget Sound

Washington


Pacific Islands Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network (including American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands)

Pacific Islands Region Marine Mammal Stranding & Entanglement Hotline

Hawaii

Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands, please contact the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office:

Guam

American Samoa

Northern Mariana Islands


Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline

Alaska


NMFS National Enforcement Hotline for Violations

 

Updated: April 10, 2017