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Sighting

Species: Date seen:
  General location:
Specific location:
(Beach, body of water or other. example: "Nauset Beach" or "Chatham fish pier" or "Cape Cod Bay"):
Latitude: ° '   Longitude: ° '       [Lat/Long Finder]
  Latitude and longitude may be entered as decimal degrees (in the deg field) or as degrees and minutes.
Time of sighting: Tag/marking type:
Duration of sighting: minutes Tag color:
Information on tag: Unique markings:
(scars, spots, unique pelage)

Condition of animal

Body condition: Behavior:
Posture: head raised head lowered on right side on left side on back on stomach rear flippers raised rear flippers lowered
Alive or dead? Alive Dead  

Interaction

If you encounter a dead, entangled, or marine mammal in distress, please contact your local
Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding and Entanglement Network member
or call the regional hotline at 866-755-6622.

In Southern New England, please report whale entanglements to 1-800-900-3622.

Was there any interaction with humans? No Yes Entangled? No Yes
Was there any shark interaction? No Yes Mobility impaired? No Yes
Vessel strike? No Yes Material on animal? No Yes
Did you witness any nuisance behaviors? No Yes Trailing material? No Yes
  Location on body:
Type of material: Material color:

Comments

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