UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme
HOW TO REPORT A STRANDING

IF YOU FIND A STRANDED MARINE ANIMAL, PLEASE CONTACT THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES:

FOR LIVE STRANDINGS    
England & Wales: RSPCA 0300 1234999
  British Divers Marine Life Rescue 01825 765546
Scotland: SSPCA 0131 3390111

 

FOR DEAD STRANDINGS    
England (cetaceans): Natural History Museum 0207 9425155
England (seals & turtles): Zoological Society of London 0207 4496672
Wales (all species): Marine Environmental Monitoring 01348 875000
Scotland (all species): SAC Veterinary Services

01463 243030
or
07979 245893 (out of hours)

SW2006/236.1 Stranded northern bottlenose whale in Skegness, Lincolnshire © CSIP-ZSL
SW2006/236.1 Stranded northern bottlenose whale in Skegness, Lincolnshire © CSIP-ZSL

Any pictures of Welsh strandings can also be sent to info@strandings.demon.co.uk or alternatively, camera-phone pictures can be sent to 07773 592227
General guidelines and advice on what to do in the event of a stranding can be found here.

You can also download CSIP’s PDF guide containing the above numbers plus advice on what to do to report the stranding and possible actions to take

Funded by the organisations below
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Welsh Assembly Government
Scottish Government
Contract manager
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Partnered with the organisations below
Zoological Society of London
Scottish Agricultural College
Natural History Museum
Marine Environmental Monitoring
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