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HOW TO REPORT A MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING

If unfortunately, the animal is dead

• Call the Police 17.

• Don’t t touch it, even if it looks in good condition of preservation, to avoid any risk of illness transmission. You can never exclude a potential risk of transmission of brucellosis, rouget, pseudomalleidose, vibriosis​ or rare systemic mycosis.

Take pictures or videos.

If the animal is alive

• Call the Police 17.
• Humidify the body with wet rags, avoiding covering or watering the blowhole(s).

• Protect the animal from the sun and from the wind with an umbrella or a canvas.

• Dig a hole under its pectoral fins so the blood circulation is optimal.

• Avoid gatherings, agitation, noises that could stress the animal (children, dogs, etc.).

• Don’t forget that wild animals in danger could try to defend themselves (bites, blows).

Note the required information for the “stranding form”.

Take pictures or videos.

STRANDING FORM