Marine Mammal Stranding Program

Report a Marine Mammal Stranding

Sei whale in Corolla, NC

February 18, 2004 - Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
stranded in Corolla, NC

To report a marine mammal stranding in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender or Onslow Counties, please call:

(910) 962-7266

Please have the following information ready to report:

1) Exact location and directions to the strand site
2) Number of animals involved
3) Condition of animal (alive, dead, or injured)
4) Identification or description of animal (size, color, etc.)
5) Names and telephone numbers of people involved
6) Date and time of your observations

NOTE: Live seals are vistors to our shores throughout the year. Periodically, they come onto land (haul out). This is natural seal behavior. Please treat seals with caution and approach no closer than 150 feet. If you do see a seal and have any concern that it may need assistance, please notify your local municipality, police department or number above. For an excellent overview of seals in the mid-Atlantic, please see the VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center website.