Our team is committed to responding and helping any marine mammal in need - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We're eager to provide our time and expertise to aid whales & dolphin in distress, but those resources alone can't save an animal in need.
Rapid stranding response, whale & dolphin rescue and transport, and necropsies require boats, vans, veterinary supplies, medications, laboratory diagnostics, and many other supplies and resources. If we're going to continue to cover 10,000 square miles of marine habitat, we need your help to ensure all of our supplies and resources are secured, maintained, and ready to mobilize at the drop of a hat.
Our annual budget for these programs is already over $100,000 annually.
What's more - we want to do better. Our goal is to develop permanent rehabilitation facilities for sick, injured, and orphaned marine mammals and provide refuge to these animals until they are healthy enough to be released back into the oceans. We believe that doing so will improve our ability to protect whales & dolphins.
Unfortunately, our funding is currently limited and only includes visitors to our Connect Center and donations from the larger community. We're counting on your tax-deductible gift to help us continue operating the only whale and dolphin stranding program in the Florida Keys.