I Found or Saw a Stranded Marine Mammal

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S

Stop and call

855-STRAND1

T

Take pictures and videos for responding personel

R

Remain within sight of the animal 

A

Always keep a safe distance

N

NEVER push the animal back into the water!

D

Determine your exact location

Look Below for more Species Specific Information

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Sea Turtles

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. 

Manatees

ECWR does not respond to Manatees. Please call FWC (888-404-3922) or call our refuge for gudiance.