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We hope that YOU will help in recording these reports and invite you to join here. Learn about research on seals and other marine animals and participate in the process of learning about their travels.

If you encounter a dead, entangled, or marine mammal in distress, please contact your local Greater Atlantic 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.

Tagging Gray Seal Pups

Tag reports play an important role in understanding regional movement, health, and disease Each winter as the days get shorter and temperatures drop, a collaborative group of researchers, veterinarians, and animal care specialists begin to think about spending their...

First capture and tagging of adult gray seals in U.S. waters

On June 13th 2013, the first capture and tagging of adult and sub-adult gray seals occurred on Cape Cod, MA. Dr. Gordon Waring, head of the seal research program at the Woods Hole Laboratory of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), served as chief...

Mr. T. Duck Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine

Five years ago, Andrea Bogomolni began the Shoals Marine Lab Seal Population Survey Project. As the catalog of individual seals increases, multiple individ ual seals over several days, months and years have been re-sighted. One adult male gray seal, “Mr.T,”...

About MAIN

The Marine Animal Identification Network Website and Database is the resulting product of one of many needs identified by the attendants of workshops and meetings held by the Northwest Seal Research Consortium (NASRC). NASRC saw a need for ways to share sightings records of seals and to encourage more citizen participation in seal research.  MORE

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