SEANET State Resources

Looking to volunteer for SEANET? Check this list for state-by-state volunteer coordinators to get you started.

We've also provided state-by-state listings for wildlife rehabilitators. This list is by no means exhaustive, but if you find a sick or injured animal on your beach and you wish to bring it to a rehabilitator, these larger clinics and centers are good resources. Finally, information on dealing with stranded marine mammals and sea turtles is provided below.

Please note: seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals are all protected by federal law, and none of these animals or any parts thereof may be kept without federal permits.

Connecticut

Local Coordinator
Sarah Courchesne
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In Connecticut you can report stranded marine mammals and sea turtles to the Mystic Aquarium at (860) 572-5955.

Florida

Local Coordinator
Sarah Courchesne
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In the southeast, injured sea turtles should be reported to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center at (912) 635-4444. For marine mammal strandings, call (888) 404-3922.

Georgia

Local Coordinator
Marge Inness
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In the southeast, injured sea turtles should be reported to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center at (912) 635-4444. For marine mammal strandings, call (888) 404-3922.

Maine

Local Coordinator
Linda Woodard
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In Maine you can report stranded marine mammals to the Marine Animal Lifeline at (207) 851-6625.

Massachusetts/New Hampshire

Local Coordinator
Jamie Bogart (Buzzard's Bay, MA only)
Sarah Courchesne
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
On Cape Cod, you can report stranded marine mammals to the Cape Cod Stranding Network Hotline at (508) 743-9548. Stranded sea turtles should be reported to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at (508) 349-2615.
In other areas in Massachusetts you can report stranded marine mammals and turtles to the New England Aquarium at (617) 973-5247.

New Jersey

Local Coordinator
Sarah Courchesne
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In New Jersey you can report stranded marine mammals to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at (609) 266-0538.

New York

Local Coordinator
Peg Hart
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
On Long Island, you can report live and dead seal, marine mammal, and sea turtle sightings to our collaborators at the Riverhead Foundation. The strandings hotline is (631) 369-9829. Live, healthy reports should be directed to (631) 369-9840 extension 15.

North Carolina

Local Coordinator
John Stanton
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In North Carolina, injured and stranded sea turtles should be reported to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Beaufort Laboratory Standing Hotline at (252) 444-8064 or (252) 728-8762.

Rhode Island

Local Coordinator
Sarah Courchesne
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In Rhode Island you can report stranded marine mammals and sea turtles to the Mystic Aquarium at (860) 572-5955.

South Carolina

Local Coordinator
Sarah Courchesne
Rehabilitation Centers
Marine Mammal/Sea Turtle Strandings
In the southeast, injured sea turtles should be reported to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center at (912) 635-4444. For marine mammal strandings, call (888) 404-3922.