Dealing with stranded dolphins

HOW to deal with a whale or dolphin stranded along East Devon s coastline will be the subject of a free training session. Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is running the session for people interested in helping to record strandings.

HOW to deal with a whale or dolphin stranded along East Devon's coastline will be the subject of a free training session.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is running the session for people interested in helping to record strandings.

The training takes place on Saturday 13 February and is open to volunteers able and willing to get themselves quickly and easily to areas along the East Devon and South Hams coast.

DWT's Lauren Davis who said: "We get a wide range of amazing marine species visiting our shores each year such as dolphins, porpoises and even whales.


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"It is a sad sight to see marine mammals washed up on our shores and we are looking to train more volunteers to be on hand to help us gather as much detailed information when someone calls us with a stranding.

"Recording stranded animals provides us with valuable information about the marine environment and the health of our marine creatures. We can learn many things from strandings if we find them early such as causes of death, distribution, diet, health and diseases and the effects of pollution. This will be a fun day, but with a serious purpose."

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For more information call Lauren on 01392 274128 or email ldavis@devonwildlifetrust.org

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