How to Help a Stranded Marine Mammal
Have you ever run into a stranded Marine Mammal? Here are some tips from The Marine Mammal center on what to do if you find a stranded marine mammal.
7 Steps to Help a Stranded Marine Mammal
Do not touch, pick up or feed the animal. Do not return the animal to the water.
Observe the animal from a distance of at least 50 feet. Keep people and dogs away.
Note physical characteristics such as size, presence of external ears and fur color.
Note the animal’s condition. Is it weak or skinny? Does it have any open wounds?
Look for any obvious identification tags or marketings.
Determine the animal’s exact location for accurate reporting.
Call The Marine Mammal Center with as much information as you have.
24-hour rescue hotline in the post, it’s 415-289-SEAL (7361).
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