OBX Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Our Mission: 

To investigate strandings to improve our understanding of the biology of marine mammals that inhabit our local waters, so that we may enhance their conservation. To educate citizens through their participation in marine mammal stranding investigations.

We are made up of local volunteers and multiple state and federal agencies that are dedicated to responding to stranded, entangled or injured marine mammals. If you would like to volunteer, let us know!  

To report a marine mammal stranding in

Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties, please call:    

OBX Stranding Response #:  252-455-9654

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, please call:             

CAHA Stranding Response #:  252-216-6892

Email photographs of a marine mammal sighting or stranding to ncstrandingpartners@gmail.com  (include date and location)