Report a Stranded Marine Mammal

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, just click "Cancel" at the bottom of this page. Please stay at least 100 feet away.

IS THE ANIMAL DEAD, INJURED, OR DISTRESSED?  If you find a marine mammal on the beach, recently dead or obviously injured, please use this page to send a report to Jim Rice, OMMSN Coordinator, or call (541) 270-6830, as soon as possible. Provide as much information as you can, but don't be too concerned if you need to leave a few of the items blank.

LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:  The Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network provides a wealth of resources on marine mammals, including excellent identification tips and photos. They also have downloadable Caution signs you can print out and post near live animals. 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.

Observer Contact Info
Your real name, not a CoastWatch Nickname.
If possible, please provide a phone number and email address, in case Jim needs to contact you in the next few hours.
Stranded Marine Mammal
Common name, genus, or species
Morphology
Alive or dead, robust or thin, injured, lethargic, etc.
Any evident injury, bleeding? Cause of death?
Note any bands or tags - color, number, location on body
Precise description or GPS coordinates, not just a CoastWatch mile number
Date and time of first observation, not the current time
:
Please note if any other action has been taken, or anyone else notified
Please include up to five photos
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.