What is the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network was established in the early 1980s under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Members of the network respond to marine mammal stranding events along the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts and are part of a nationwide network. For more information on the National Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP) please visit the national website.
To report a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, please call: 1-866-767-6114
For law enforcement, harassments, and other violations, please call: 1-800-853-1964
For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-877-SOS-WHALe or 1-877-767-9425
or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Ch. 16
To report derelict gear, please call: 1-855-542-3935
Strandings & Species
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