Animal Safety Unit is not authorized to handle sick or injured sea mammals.

If you encounter a live, but sick or injured beached marine mammal,DO NOT TOUCH OR IN ANY WAY BOTHER IT. Keep children and pets away and report the location to the Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute. Federal guidelines dictate the amount of time that beached mammals must be left alone and the amount of intervention that they are allowed to take depending upon a number of variables.
To report sick, injured, or beached marine life, please contact Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife at (805) 567-1505.
To report dead marine life, contact the Parks Department at (805) 385-7950.


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