CETACEAN STRANDINGS & RESCUE

Marine Environmental Monitoring — Wales

HELP US

Help Our Ocean Friends
KEY CONTACTS

If you find a live stranded cetacean
or marine mammal…

RSPCA: 0300 1234 999

or Welsh Marine Life Rescue (WMLR) on: 01646 692943

or British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) on: 01825 765546.

 

If the animal is dead then contact The Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) on:
The National Strandings Line: 0800 6520333.
Key Info

Identification

GUIDES TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY DIFFERENT ANIMALS COMING SOON…!

cetaceans

Cetaceans

Whales, dolphins, porpoises.

seals

Seals

Common seals, grey seals

turtles

Turtles

Marine turtles

other-species

Other Species

All sharks, including large bodied sharks like Basking Sharks

Associated Organisations

Click the relevant logo to go to their web site

MORE INFORMATION

About CSIP

We coordinate the investigation of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans), marine turtles and basking sharks that strand around the UK coastline.

As well as documenting each individual stranding, we also retrieve a proportion for investigation at post-mortem to allow us to establish a cause of death. The data and samples collected during the course of our research have also facilitated a large number of international collaborations, which have addressed a wide range of scientific questions.

Download the CSIP Leaflet (pdf)

Why Report?

2021 Stats

1520

Cetaceans Reported

1520

Seals Reported

160

Turtles reported