Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Objectives
  • 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

Learn more about OMMSN

Sea Lion Webcam

Click below for a live image of Newport's Port Dock 1. This image can be refreshed every 15 seconds.

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Recent Strandings Map
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View a Map of Recent Strandings

Please Be Advised
  • It's normal for seals and sea lions to rest on shore.
  • 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.

Learn what to do if you find a marine mammal ashore

Harbor Seal Pupping Season Has Begun

Springtime is pup season. At this time of year, harbor seal pups are frequently found alone on area beaches. They are usually not stranded, but simply resting (as all baby mammals must do) and waiting for their mothers to come back ashore to nurse them. Adult female seals are shy and unlikely to rejoin a pup if there is activity nearby. They may only return to suckle their pup at night when people (and dogs) are not around. It is very important not to interfere with this process, and especially not to move a pup from where it is receiving care from its mother.