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How to Report Oiled Wildlife

For your safety and the safety of the wildlife:

Do not touch or approach wildlife.

Report live or dead oiled wildlife

Marine Mammals

  • National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network: 1-877-925-7773


Terrestrial Mammals, Fish, or Shellfish

Information to provide

  • Time, date, and location of observation (including latitude/longitude if available)
  • Type of species and numbers of each species observed
  • Condition of animal (dead, slightly oiled, preening, scavenging, etc.)
  • Photograph(s) if available
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Observations of oil or sheen on the shore or in the water should be reported to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 or report a spill to DEC.