Contact: Emma Neave-Webb, Area Co-ordinator
Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: www.facebook.com/BDMLROrkney
BDMLR Orkney is a network of dedicated, trained volunteers covering the coastline of Orkney, rescuing marine mammals in distress. In recent years, the Orkney team has had several major whale or dolphin stranding incidents including 40 pilot whale which needed herding out to stop them stranding, a common dolphin mass stranding and a killer whale stranding. We have also dealt with numerous seal-related incidents, and these are also increasing as the population of grey seals increases in Orkney.
We now have specialist equipment including dolphin stretchers and a set of large whale rescue pontoons based in Mainland Orkney and a second set in Sanday to cover the Outer Isles. BDMLR is a registered charity and operates almost entirely by volunteers 365 days per year & 24/7 throughout the UK.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A LIVE STRANDED MARINE ANIMAL?
RESCUE HOTLINE: 01825 765546 (manned 24/7)
Please note the place, the state of the tide and any injuries you can see without getting close and call us on the number above. We will then advise you on what to do and will get a trained medic out as soon as possible.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A DEAD SEAL OR CETACEAN