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Global Marine Mammal Stranding Organizations

South Africa

Institution: Department of Environmental Affairs, Oceans & Coasts
Address: Department of Environmental Affairs, Oceans & Coasts, 2nd Floor Foretrust House, Martin Hammerschlag Way, Cape Town
Contact Phone: +27 21 8195058 OR Mobile: +27 72477 7170
Contact Email: Mr. Deon Kotze (Dkotze@environment.gov.za)
Website: www.environment.gov.za
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live and dead
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Government agency


Institution:
Centre for Dolphin Studies, Plettenberg Bay, Dugongs Western Indian Ocean
Address: Po Box 1856, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa 6600
Contact Phone: +27 (0)81 737 4533
Contact Email: Dr. V.G. Cockcroft (info@dolphinstudies.co.za)
Website: www.dolphinstudies.org OR www.dugongs.org
Taxa: Cetaceans
Live or Dead: Live and dead
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Non-governmental organization. Live rehabilitation is transferred to uShaka Sea World


Institution:
Dias Museum
Address: 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay, 6506
Contact Phone: +27 (0)44 6911 032
Contact Email: Amanda Human (Amanda.mbay@gmail.com)
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live and dead
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Government agency. Assist DEA and Bayworld, mainly with strandings in the Mossel Bay area


Institution:
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Address: 51 McKenzie Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact Phone: +27 31 3122769
Contact Email: Dr. Jennifer Olbers, Marine Ecologist (Jennifer.olbers@kznwildlife.com)
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live and dead
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Non-governmental organization. Live rehabilitation is transferred to uShaka Sea World


Institution:
Oceans Research
Address: 12 Meyer Street, Mossel Bay, 6506
Contact Phone: +27 044 690 3925
Contact Email: info@oceans-research.com
Website: www.oceans-research.com
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live and dead
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Non-governmental organization.


Institution:
Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld
Address: Corner Beach Rd & Brookes Hill Dr., Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6013
Contact Phone: +27 (0)41 584 0650 OR Stranding Hotline: +27 (0)71 724 2122
Contact Fax: +27 (0)41 584 0661
Contact Email: Dr. Greg Hofmeyr (greghofmeyr@gmail.com)
Website: www.bayworld.co.za OR www.facebook.com/portelizabethmuseummarinemammals
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live and dead
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Government supported museum. The geographical range for stranding response is the Southern and Eastern Cape, from Mossel Bay to the border with KwaZulu-Natal


Institution:
S.M.A.R.T (Stranded Marine Animal Rescue Team)
Address: P.O. Box 675, Mossel Bay 6500
Contact Phone: +072 227 4715
Contact Email: tmpromosigns@webmail.co.za
Website: www.facebook.com/SMARTMosselbay/
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Non-profit/non-governmental organization. Work under the authority of the Dept Environmental Affairs, Dias Museum, and Bayworld. Partners include: National Sea Rescue Institute Station 15 Mossel Bay, Cape Nature, Garden Route SPCA, Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services, South African Border Police, SAPREC (Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre)


Institution:
South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), uShaka Sea World division
Address: 1 King Shaka Ave., Point Durban 4001 KZN
Contact Phone: +27 31 328 8000
Contact Fax: +27 31 328 8188
Contact Email: info@saambr.org.za
Website: www.saambr.org.za OR www.seaworld.org.za
Taxa: Cetaceans, pinnipeds
Live or Dead: Live
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Non-profit/non-governmental organization. Rehabilitative capabilities


Institution:
South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN)
Address: 15 Pinedene Road, Hout Bay, South Africa 7806
Contact Phone: +27 82578 7617
Contact Email: Michael Meyer (michaelmeyer0@gmail.com)
Taxa: Cetaceans
Live or Dead: Live
Partner Organizations/ Additional Information: Non-governmental organization. Network for whale disentanglement

 


To request changes to these listings, or to add a new stranding organization,
please contact Dr. Claire Simeone at simeonec@tmmc.org.



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