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Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network (OMMSN)

CLICK HERE to learn what to do if you find a marine mammal ashore

Objectives of the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network

  • Promote the scientific investigation of marine mammal stranding events
  • Provide for the welfare of live stranded animals
    • Mitigate harassment
    • Disentangle marine mammals from debris and fishery gear
  • Advance public education about marine mammal strandings
  • Report Level A Data to NMFS for inclusion in national database

Please be advised: it is normal for seals and sea lions to rest on shore, and there are no rescue and rehabilitation options for sick or injured seals and sea lions in Oregon. The state policy is to minimize disturbance from people and to let nature take its course.

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