Report a Stranded Marine Mammal in Orange County
Call PMMC at (949) 494-3050
Please keep your distance from the animal in order to give the animal the best chance of survival.
Federal law prohibits touching, feeding, harassing, removing or returning a beached mammal to the water. Please do not pour water on the animal.
Seals and sea lions temporarily "haul-out" of the water and go on land to rest. This is normal behavior, so not all animals will need our help.
Monitor from a safe distance and make necessary observations . Politely keep other people away from the animal.
Call Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) at (949) 494-3050. Ask to speak with our animal care department.
Describe the animal with as much detail as possible:
Injuries or wounds
Body Condition (such as hip bones and rib cage)
Behavior (is the animal sitting up, vocalizing, etc.?)
Does the animal have any obvious identification tags or markings?