Scilly's Nature Helping Wildlife British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) BDMLR have a team of trained Marine Mammal Medics in Scilly that can respond to a live stranding. If you see a live stranded marine animal on our coastline please call BDMLR for advice. 01825 765 546 (office hours) or 07787 433412 (at other times) Please note: the location; the state of the tide; any injuries you can see without getting close. For your own safety - and that of the animal - please adhere to the following: keep people and dogs away; do not attempt to put/or chase the animal back into the sea; do not pour water over it (in the case of cetaceans this could enter the blowhole, the hole on top of its head through which it breathes and cause further harm); do not touch the animal as it may carry diseases that you could catch; avoid breathing in over the blowhole of cetaceans as an animals breath may contain harmful bacteria. BDMLR Volunteer Medics are trained to assist Seals, Cetaceans (Whales & Dolphins) and Turtles, but can also help in other situations which involve live marine animals too. If you are unsure whether BDMLR can assist, just give them a ring and speak to one of their team.