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About Us

The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network is a cooperative regional stranding network partner, which works with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service to respond to dolphin and whale strandings in Alabama and with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to respond to manatee strandings in Alabama, Mississippi, and to provide mutual aid to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the Florida panhandle when needed.

Report Marine Mammal Strandings:

  • For dolphin and whale strandings (live or carcasses)
  • For manatee strandings (live or carcasses) or sightings 
    call 1-866-493-5803
  • Report manatee sightings
    For more information on DISL's Manatee Sighting Network visit

Network objectives:

  • Rapid response
  • Establish and maintain high quantity, quality and consistency of reporting and Level A data
  • Increase the number of trained responders in region
  • Expand community awareness and public education
  • Provide long-term data sharing, storage and retrieval capacity 

The Network is currently funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Gerald W. Prescott Award to  establish and enhance a regional stranding collaboration among the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Manatee Sighting Network, ADCNR, NMFS, USFWS and other local and regional partners. 

Contact ALMMSN:
Noel Wingers, Stranding Network Coordinator
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

NOAA/John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundaton

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