Live Animal Stranding Training 2009
Two undergraduate volunteers posing as stranded pilot whales.
UNCW stranding responder, Marina Piscitelli, showing volunteers how to properly support and examine a cetacean on the beach.
Veterinarian Dr. Claire Hohenwarter examines one of the stranded pilot whales and talks to volunteers who are supporting the whale.
NC State Stranding Coordinator, Bill McLellan, showing volunteers how to properly restrain the flukes to draw blood.
UNCW stranding responder, Ryan McAlarney, is teaching voluteers how to properly stretcher the stranded whale.
UNCW stranding responders and volunteers practice lifting a whale in unison in preparation for transport.
UNCW undergraduate stranding coordinator, Sarah Pagentine, talks with volunteers as they properly support the beached whale.
Stranding volunteers transport the stranded whale to a site for release back into the ocean!