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Report a Stranded Marine Mammal or Sea Turtle

Alaska | Northeast | Pacific Islands | Southeast | West Coast

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NMFS National Enforcement Hotline for Violations

  • 1-800-853-1964

Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding & Entanglement Network

Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding & Entanglement Hotline

  • 866-755-6622  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll

Northeast Region Sea Turtle Stranding & Disentanglement Network

Connecticut/Rhode Island

  • Mystic Aquarium  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Mystic, CT
    860-572-5955

Delaware

  • MERR Institute, Inc.  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Nassau, DE
    302-228-5029

Maine

  • Maine Marine Animal Reporting Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    800-532-9551

  • Allied Whale, College of the Atlantic  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Bar Harbor, ME
    800-532-9551

  • Marine Mammals of Maine  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    800-532-9551

  • University of New England  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Biddeford, ME
    800-532-9551

Maryland

  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    (dead animals only)
    Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
    Oxford, MD
    800-628-9944

  • National Aquarium in Baltimore, Marine Animal Rescue Program  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    (live animals only)
    Baltimore, MD
    410-373-0083

Massachusetts

  • NMFS Northeast Region, Protected Resources Division  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Gloucester, MA
    978-281-9300

  • NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Branch  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Woods Hole, MA
    508-495-2000

  • MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary  turtle graphic by ray troll
    508-349-2615

  • New England Aquarium  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Boston, MA
    617-973-5247

  • IFAW/Cape Cod Stranding Network  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Buzzards Bay, MA
    508-743-9548

  • The National Marine Life Center  turtle graphic by ray troll
    (rehab only)
    Buzzards Bay, MA
    508-743-9888

  • Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    (entangled animals in the marine environment only)
    Provincetown, MA
    800-900-3622

New Hampshire

  • Seacoast Science Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Rye, NH
    603-997-9448

  • New England Aquarium  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Boston, MA
    617-973-5247

New Jersey

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Brigantine, NJ
    609-266-0538

New York

  • Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Riverhead, NY
    631-369-9829

Rhode Island/Connecticut

  • Mystic Aquarium  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Mystic, CT
    860-572-5955

Virginia

  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757-385-7576

Washington D.C.

  • Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Washington, DC
    202-633-1260

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

NMFS Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline

  • 877-433-8299  dolphin graphic by ray troll

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN)

Alabama

  • Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    1-877-WHALE-HELP (1-877-942-5343)
  • Alabama Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Hotline  turtle graphic by ray troll
    1-866-SEA-TURT (1-866-732-8878)

Florida

  • Florida Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline   dolphin graphic by ray troll
    888-404-FWCC (3922)

  • Florida Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Contact  turtle graphic by ray troll
    904-573-3930

  • Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserve Office  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Eastpoint, FL

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Clearwater, FL

  • Dolphin Conservation Field Station at Marineland  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    St. Augustine, FL

  • Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Inc.  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Destin, FL

  • Florida Aquarium  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Tampa, FL

  • Florida Marine Mammal Stranding Network - Southwest Region  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Port Charlotte, FL

  • FWC, FMRI Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    St. Petersburg, FL

  • FWC Northeast Field Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Jacksonville, FL

  • FWC Tallahassee  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Tallahassee, FL

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Gulf Breeze, FL

  • Gulf World Marine Park  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Panama City, FL

  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute- Florida Atlantic University  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Fort Pierce, FL

  • Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Orlando, FL

  • Marine Animal Rescue Society  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Miami, FL

  • Marine Mammal Conservancy, Inc.  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Key Largo, FL

  • Mote Marine Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Sarasota, FL

  • NMFS SEFSC Miami Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Miami, FL

  • NMFS SEFSC Panama City Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Panama City, FL

  • Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves Office, FDEP  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Milton, FL

  • SeaWorld Orlando  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Orlando, FL

  • Volusia County Stranding Network  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    DeLand, FL

Georgia

  • Georgia Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    912-269-7587

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Contact  turtle graphic by ray troll
    912-280-6892

  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Brunswick, GA

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    504-235-3005

  • Louisiana Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Contact  turtle graphic by ray troll
    225-765-2377

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    New Orleans, LA

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Lake Charles, LA

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    888-806-1674

  • Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Contact  turtle graphic by ray troll
    228-549-1628

  • Institute for Marine Mammal Studies  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Gulfport, MS
    888-767-3657

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Ocean Springs, MS

  • NMFS SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Pascagoula, MS

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network hotline  turtle graphic by ray troll
    252-241-7367

  • North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Morehead City, NC
    252-241-5119

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Beaufort, NC
    252-504-2452

  • University of North Carolina- Wilmington  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Marine Mammal Stranding Program
    Wilmington, NC
    910-254-5713

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Manteo, NC

  • Duke University Marine Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Beaufort, NC

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Fort Fisher, NC

  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Morehead City, NC

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
    Corolla, NC

Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    787-538-4684 or
    787-645-5595

  • Mayaguez Zoo  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Mayaguez, PR

  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Santurce, PR

South Carolina

  • South Carolina Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    800-922-5431

  • Coastal Carolina University  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Conway, SC

  • NOS Charleston Laboratory  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Charleston, SC

Texas

  • Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Galveston, TX
    800-9MAMMAL (800-962-6625)

  • Texas Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Contact  turtle graphic by ray troll
    361-949-8173 ext. 226

  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Austwell, TX

  • Texas State Aquarium  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Corpus Christi, TX

U.S. Virgin Islands

  • U.S. Virgin Islands Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Virgin Islands Division of Fish & Wildlife
    Frederiksted, VI
    340-713-2422

West Coast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network

West Coast Region Stranding Hotline (WA and OR)

  • 1-866-767-6114  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll

California

  • NMFS Southwest Regional Office  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Long Beach, CA
    562-980-3230

  • NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    La Jolla, CA
    858-546-7162
    Dead Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • California Academy of Sciences  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy
    San Francisco, CA
    415-379-5381
    Dead Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • California Wildlife Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Malibu, CA
    310-458-9453 or 818-222-2658
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Goleta, CA
    805-567-1505
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Humboldt State University - Vertebrate Museum  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Arcata, CA
    707-826-4872
    Dead Cetaceans; Sea Turtles

  • Long Marine Lab, University of California  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Santa Cruz, CA
    831-212-1272
    Live Cetaceans
    Dead Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles


  • Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Los Angeles, CA
    323-585-5105
    Dead Cetaceans; Sea Turtles

  • Marine Animal Rescue  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    El Segundo, CA
    800-39-WHALE
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    San Pedro, CA
    310-548-5677
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Moss Landing, CA
    831-771-4422
    Dead Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Northcoast Marine Mammal Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Crescent City, CA
    707-465-6265
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Laguna Beach, CA
    949-494-3050
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Santa Barbara, CA
    805-687-3255
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Vertebrate Laboratory
    Santa Barbara, CA
    805-682-4711 x156
    Dead Cetaceans; Sea Turtles

  • SeaWorld  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    San Diego, CA 92109
    800-541-7325
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

  • The Marine Mammal Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll  turtle graphic by ray troll
    Sausalito, CA
    415-289-7350
    Live Cetaceans and Pinnipeds; Sea Turtles

Oregon

Puget Sound

Washington


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

Pacific Islands Region Marine Mammal Stranding & Entanglement Hotline

  • 888-256-9840  dolphin graphic by ray troll

Hawaii

  • Hawaii Sea Turtle Stranding Telephone and Pager Numbers  turtle graphic by ray troll
    808-983-5730 (M-F, 7-4); after hours contacts

  • NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Honolulu, HI
    808-944-2269

  • NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Honolulu, HI
    808-220-7802

  • Hawaii State Division of Aquatic Resources  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Honolulu, HI
    808-282-0155

  • Maui Marine Mammal Response Program  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Kihei, HI
    808-292-2372

  • Hawaii Pacific University  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Honolulu, HI
    808-384-4485

  • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Kihei, HI
    808-879-2818

  • University of Hawaii, Hilo  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Hilo, HI
    808- 217-6812

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

  • 808-944-2269  dolphin graphic by ray troll

Guam

  • Guam Department of Agriculture  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Hagatana, GU

American Samoa

  • American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Pago Pago, AS

Northern Mariana Islands

  • Northern Mariana College  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Saipan, MP

Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline

  • 1-877-9-AKR-PRD (1-877-925-7773)  dolphin graphic by ray troll

Alaska

  • NMFS Alaska Regional Office, Juneau  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Juneau, AK
    907-586-7235

  • NMFS Alaska Regional Office, Anchorage  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Anchorage, AK
    907-271-5006

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Fairbanks, AK
    907-459-7214

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Haines, AK
    907-766-2607

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Juneau, AK
    907-465-6167

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Nome, AK
    907-443-8191

  • Alaska SeaLife Center  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Seward, AK
    888-774-7325

  • Alaska Sea Otter and Stellar Sea Lion Commission  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Old Harbor, Alaska
    907-286-2377

  • Alaska Whale Foundation  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Petersburg, AK
    May through September (operates from boat)
    360-808-0579

  • Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    St. Paul Island, AK
    907-546-3200

  • Bridge Veterinary Services  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Juneau, AK
    907-957-5022

  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Glacier Bay, AK
    907-697-2664

  • North Gulf Oceanic Society  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Homer, AK
    907-235-6590

  • Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Ketchikan, AK

  • Togiak National Wildlife Refuge  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Dillingham, AK
    907-842-1063

  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks - Museum of the North  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Fairbanks, AK
    907-474-5998

  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks - Sea Grant  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Kodiak, AK
    907-486-1517

  • University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Sitka, AK
    907-747-7779

  • City and Borough of Yakutat  dolphin graphic by ray troll
    Yakutat, AK
    907-784-3329

Canada Stranding Hotline

  • 800-465-4336  dolphin graphic by ray troll

Updated: February 12, 2014

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