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What is our Marine Mammal Stranding Program?

The ECWR Stranding Team is composed of experienced marine wildlife professionals working under an established NOAA Stranding Agreement and FWC sea turtle permits. Led by a Stranding Coordinator and Veterinarian, our refuge staff and Stranding Team volunteers respond to marine mammals and sea turtles year-round.


Our team responds to live and deceased strandings of marine mammal species any time, any day of the year in the following locations...

Walton County

Okaloosa County

Santa Rosa County

Escambia County

Choctawhatchee Bay

Santa Rosa Sound

Pensacola & East Bay

Big Lagoon

Perdido Bay

For a total of over 85 miles of Gulf beaches

and 350 miles of inland shoreline

Outreach and Education

Our MMSP works hard not only to help marine species in their time of need,

but also to educate the general public what about what they can do to help too.

Combined with our traditional education tasks, you may

see us at events around the community.

Marine Mammals in the Gulf Coast

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