Marine Mammal Rescue

Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue staffs a 24/7 hotline and responds to all reports of marine mammals that haul out or strand on the shore in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts (from Essex, MA to the Maine border).

Marine Mammal Response Hotline: 603-997-9448

What should you do if you spot a live or dead seal or other marine mammal on a beach?

Marine Mammal Response Hotline: 603-997-9448

  • Watch quietly from at least 150 feet away
  • Keep dogs away from the animal
  • Do not pour water on the animal
  • Do not offer the animal food or water
  • Do not cover the animal with a towel or blanket
  • Do not try to move the animal
  • Call 603-997-9448 and report the animal’s location, size, coloring, and behavior.

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.