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  Who Do I Call if I Find a Stranded Marine Mammal?
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Please follow the guidelines below to find out who to call for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties:

Seal, Sea Lion, or a Live Dolphin:

  • San Luis Obispo County
    The Marine Mammal Center
    (415) 289-7325
     
  • Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
    Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI)
    (805) 567-1505
    http://cimwi.org/online-rescue-form/

Dead Dolphin or Whale:

  • San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties
    Michelle Berman, Channel Islands Cetacean Research Unit
    (805) 896-0858
    Michelle@cicru.org
     

 

Sea Otter:

  • California Hotline
    (831) 648-4829
     
  • Santa Barbara County
    Michelle Berman, Channel Islands Cetacean Research Unit
    (805) 896-0858
    Michelle@cicru.org
    or
    Mike Harris, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    (805)772-1135

 

 

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