Marine Environmental Monitoring — Wales
If you find a live stranded cetacean or marine mammal…
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.
GUIDES TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY DIFFERENT ANIMALS COMING SOON…!
Whales, dolphins, porpoises.
Common seals, grey seals
All sharks, including large bodied sharks like Basking Sharks
We coordinate the investigation of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans), marine turtles and sharks that strand around the Welsh and English 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.