Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Hotline
If you find a dead stranded marine animal, please either:
- Call 01463 243030
- Tweet @strandings together with animal and location
- Fill in our online form
- E-mail us via the link at the bottom of the page
Rescue for live stranded marine animals can be called 24 hours a day through:
- Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline (03000 999 999)
- British Divers Marine Life Rescue (01825 765546)
The following information will help:
- What is it? What type/species of animal? If you aren't sure, take pictures on your phone or camera.
- Where is it? As precise a location as you can give, how far to the nearest road access and is it above the high tide mark?
- What size is it? Approximate length, can it be moved or secured against removal by the tide?
- How fresh is it? Is it in a good state or a smelly heap of bones? Are parts missing?
Warning: Marine animals are wild animals. They may carry diseases which are transferable.
Download our Marine Strandings Hotline Poster.