How to Report Dead, Injured or Stranding Marine Wildlife

If you're on the water, you're most likely will come across dead, injured or stranded marine wildlife.  It's disturbing to see, but you can do something about it.

NOAA has a nationwide (in USA) network of numbers you can call to report any sightings, HERE

Here's a few tips to help the authorities when you make the call:

- List exact location you found the animal.  If tide is going out, mention where you think the animal may drift to.

- Look for any signs of injury which may of lead to death or injury.  Don't touch, pickup or take-in with you. Keep a distance, possibly take pics if available.

Here's a harbor seal we spotted on the Strait of Juan de Fuca last weekend.




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