I Found or Saw a Stranded Marine Mammal
Stop and call
Take pictures and videos for responding personel
Remain within sight of the animal
Always keep a safe distance
NEVER push the animal back into the water!
Determine your exact location
Look Below for more Species Specific Information
ECWR does respond for stranded sea turtles, even though they are not a marine mammal. However this is exclusive to Okaloosa County. Regardless, call our refuge or STRAND1 hotline for guidance.
Sharks & Manta Rays
We do not respond to beached sharks. Please notify FWC at 888-404-3922.
ECWR does not respond to Manatees. Please call FWC (888-404-3922) or call our refuge for gudiance.