The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network is recruiting volunteers to help throughout the year. A training session will be held on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. 

The ALMMSN responds to sick, injured, and deceased marine mammals in Alabama. The network is based out of Dauphin Island Sea Lab. 

ALMMSN volunteers are encouraged to attend regular trainings. If current volunteers have not been to a training session recently, they are asked to attend this event.  The training session will cover topics such as live animal response including first aid and triage, safety and disease protocols, general anatomy and biology, and how to use the equipment. 
If you are interested in attending the training session, click here. The training session will be held in the Wiese Building on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus. Click here for a map of campus. All attendees are invited to a meet and greet barbecue from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. 

If you have questions or concerns about the training or volunteer for ALMMSN, contact Stranding Coordinator Mackenzie Russell at

If you find a live or deceased stranded marine mammal in Alabama, call the 24/7 hotline at 1-877-WHALE-HELP. Also, follow on Facebook by clicking here