Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Some helpful info about reporting strandings....

Autumn brings all sorts of changes to the Cape Cod landscape...
one of the changes of course is that there are fewer people on the beaches....

which means there are fewer people to find stranded birds and animals that might need help. Please copy down the following phone numbers to carry with you in case you come upon stranded sea turtles, dolphins, etc. over the next few months...a timely phone call can often mean the difference between life and death. Also, reporting dead animals helps researchers determine many things to help them understand why and how certain animals get stranded or strand themselves.

If you find a sea turtle....please call Mass Audubon at 508-349-2615 and please read the information they have provided here ahead of time so you know what to do....

For marine mammal strandings, please call the Cape Cod Stranding Network at 508-743-9548

For stranded birds please call either Cape Wildlife Center at 508-362-0111

or Wild Care Cape Cod at 508-240-2255

Please do not leave injured animals at the doorstops of nature centers or museums. They are not equipped to deal with injured animals and it is best to contact the places that do directly.

The phone numbers and website links are also on the blog sidebar for easy access.

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