In our Marine Animal Rescue and Response program, WDC’s team act as first responders to marine mammals in distress.
When you donate to WDC’s Marine Animal Rescue and Response program, you support our team to respond to live stranded whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals who are unable to get back in the water on their own or may need medical intervention. We also collect important data from living and deceased marine mammals during animal rescue efforts to learn about their biology, behavior, and threats. This information is used to create impactful long-term conservation actions.
A large percentage of the responses in our area will be for seals, but our team is also equipped and prepared to respond to dolphins, porpoises, and large whales.