Each year, hundreds of whales and dolphins strand on our shores. Whilst some are sick or injured, others are healthy and just need a helping hand back out to sea.
New Zealand has the highest stranding rate in the world but we also have the highest rescue success rate. A cornerstone of our work is whale and dolphin rescue.
Over the years we’ve equipped everyday New Zealanders with the basic skills needed to rescue stranded dolphins and whales. Through this network thousands of animals have been saved.
Find out how you can become a Marine Mammal Medic
today or click here
for further information about whale and dolphins strandings.