Marine Mammal Rescue

Seals haul out onto the beach to rest; whales and dolphins do not. If you see any marine mammal, live or dead, on the beach please call our hotline.

Marine Mammal Rescue Team Hotline: 603-997-9448

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Harbor seals are the most common species seen in NH.

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Gray seals distinguishing feature is its long snout, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “horseheads”.

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Harp seals are also ice seals and are typically only seen in New Hampshire during the winter.

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Hooded seals are considered ice seals and are typically only seen during the winter months.

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The Marine Mammal Rescue Team responds to reports of all marine mammals in NH. If you spot a seal or other marine mammal on the beach, keep back and call the hotline!

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About MMR

All marine mammals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Fulfilling this requirement, the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team staffs a 24/7 hotline (603-997-9448) and deploys first responders.

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Response & Rescue

Our Marine Mammal Rescue Team responds to every caller’s report of any marine mammal that has hauled out or stranded on a New Hampshire beach. Callers who leave a message on our 24-hour hotline promptly receive a call in return.

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How to Help

There are many different ways you can help our marine mammal rescue and education efforts.

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