Support The Whale Museum's Marine Mammal Stranding Network with this 26 oz. green aluminum water bottle. The Stranding Network responds to over 250 calls every year!
The San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network began operating as a program of The Whale Museum in 1981. It operates under the auspices of the National Marine Fisheries Service through a Stranding Agreement which allows responders to investigate, collect data and potentially handle live and dead marine mammals.
Most of our live strandings involve harbor seal pups. When appropriate, some live animals are transported to Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Dead animals in fresh condition are studied through necropsies (animal autopsies) conducted at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs by scientists from The Whale Museum and the SeaDoc Society.