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Marine Mammal Response

Sea turtles &
small whales

All sea turtle and small cetacean reports should be reported immediately. Call with exact location and description of the animal -- Mystic Aquarium (860) 572-5955, Press 0 for an operator or ext. 107 for Heather.

Seals
If the seal is not injured, remember that seals routinely haul out (beach themselves) and no response is warranted until after 24 hours. If the seal remains beached after that time, or is otherwise injured/sick, call with exact location and description of the animal Mystic Aquarium (860) 572-5955, Press 0 for an operator or ext. 107 for Heather.
Large Whales

The Large Whale Disentanglement Network is coordinated by the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS). This network has the necessary authorization from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)and the communications and logistical support of the U.S. Coast Guard. The speedy and accurate reporting of entangled whales by all boaters is essential to the process.
Entanglements
call the Center for Coastal Studies (800)-900-3622 for emergencies, and (508) 487-3622 for non-emergency calls and notify the U.S. Coast Guard by phone or VHF Channel 16. Provide the position, description, and behavior of the animal and a description of the gear and entanglement. Leave your contact number with them. You may be requested to stand by the whale on a voluntary basis. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISENTANGLE without NMFS authorization and instructions through the NETWORK.
Stranded/
Floating Dead
call the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) at 866-755-NOAA.
Right Whale Sighting
call the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) at 866-755-NOAA with the location of the animal (Lat./Long. or LORAN bearings) and the time sighted.

For General Information 222-6800 • After Hours Emergencies 222-3070 • Disclaimer
rev. 6/16/04