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Marine mammal strandings volunteers

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network is on call every day of the year to investigate any stranded marine mammals that wash ashore dead on the Cornish and Scilly coast. Information gathered is shared with their partners at the Natual History Museum and the Zoological Society in London, who use the data to research strandings across the UK.

The Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network consists of a team of trained marine animal strandings volunteers. The Network runs training sessions so local people can become strandings volunteers and record stranded marine animals. Courses are held annually in Cornwall and occasionally in Scilly.

If you would like to become a volunteer and contribute to vital research that will help find out why marine animals wash up dead on our shores, please contact Cornwall Wildlife Trust on (01872) 273939 for details of the next training session. Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network course, photograph by The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

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