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The Conservation Alliance

Wildlife Rescues

Wildlife Rescues

Seal Rescue (credit: NOAA Fisheries)

 

Animal rescue services are well known for place abandoned dogs, cats, and horses up for adoption but marine wildlife such as mammals, seabirds, and turtles often need to be rescued as well.

Marine turtles, dolphins, and whales aren't pets but worldwide they are victims of increasing encounters with discarded plastic waste from careless people and entire nations that often treat the oceans like a giant garbage dump. Three wildlife rescue efforts from Portugal, Hawai'i, and Baja California illustrate what is possible when boaters, kayakers, and divers spend time in coastal environments and are mindful when they encounter a stranded marine animal. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth so more efforts like these are needed everywhere. Supporting an organization that conducts marine rescue services is a good place to start. If you live by ocean, there is likely a marine center near by and likely affiliated with NOAA.

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