Marine Strandings Network

Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Marine Strandings Network is the licensed recorder for all marine strandings in Cornwall.


The Marine Strandings Network consists of a team of over 100 volunteers who record all reported strandings of marine organisms on Cornwall's coastline. Although this includes everything from jellyfish to rare tropical sea pods, the volunteers' main activity is recording and photographing all stranded dolphins, whales and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans) as well as seals, basking sharks and turtles.

The Marine Strandings Network primarily deal with deceased animal strandings for recording purposes. If a live animal is seen stranded ashore, contact the British Divers Marine Life Rescue team


If you see a marine animal stranded on a beach, then please contact the Marine Strandings Network via their hotline - 0345 201 2626