|Report Marine Mammal Stranding|
ALIVE, HEALTHY, AND RELATIVELY SAFE FROM HUMANS? For example, if the animal has 'hauled out' on an offshore rock or looks well-protected from humans and dogs, please do not file a report. Please stay at least 100 feet away from the animal.
IS THE ANIMAL DEAD, INJURED, OR DISTRESSED? If you find a marine mammal on the beach, recently dead or obviously injured, please call (541) 270-6830, as soon as possible. Provide as much information as you can.
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION: The Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network provides a wealth of resources on marine mammals, including excellent identification tips and photos. OMMSN's website also provides downloadable CAUTION signs you can print out and post near live animals.
NOAA: There's lots more West-coast info at NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory. More information about stranding networks nationwide can be found at NOAA's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.
Marine mammals are protected by federal law. It is illegal for unauthorized persons to disturb, handle, or feed them.
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