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For distressed animals in California, call our 24-hour hotline: 415-289-SEAL (7325)

Please report marine mammals that appear to be ill, abandoned or in danger. You’ll help give these animals a second chance at life while also aiding researchers with their ongoing studies.

For Hawaiian monk seal sightings on Hawai`i Island, call our hotline:

Please report any Hawaiian monk seal sightings on the Big Island of Hawai`i. These animals are endangered, so every sighting provides valuable information to our researchers, and seals in distress may require emergency care. Please call us immediately if you accidentally hook a Hawaiian monk seal.

For whale and dolphin sightings in the San Francisco Bay Area, share your observations with our researchers.

Observations you provide on porpoises, dolphins and whales in the San Francisco Bay Area are valuable and add to our knowledge of these species. If you have an interesting or unusual sighting of any of these cetaceans, please report your observations through our citizen science portal.


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