Report a Stranded Animal
What to do if you find a stranded marine animal
Contact uShaka Sea World

+27 31 328 8222 office hours
+27 31 328 8060 after hours, Public holidays & weekends

First Response Care:
Dolphins
What to do:

Contact uShaka Sea World.
Send us a photo of dolphin/whale.

Guidance will be given to first responders
on beach via phone as each situation is different.

Please do not:

Refloat the animal.
Pour water down the blowhole.

 

Please note:

Transport by public prohibited.

Penguins
What to do:

Contact uShaka Sea World.
Send us a photo of penguin.

Place the bird in a ventilated box, place in a quiet dark place.
uShaka Sea World will collect or make further arrangements.

Please do not:

Feed.
Handle the penguin unnecessarily.
Keep the penguin in water or on ice.

Please note:

Transport by public prohibited, unless permission is granted from authorities.

Seals
What to do:

Contact uShaka Sea World.
Send us a photo of seal.

Guidance will be given to first responders
on beach via phone as each situation is different.

Cordon off a 5m perimeter around seal.

Keep people and pets away.

Please do not:

Harass or chase seal back into the water.

Touch the seal.

Feed the seal.

Please note:

Transport by public prohibited.

Turtles
What to do:

Contact uShaka Sea World.
Send us a photo of turtle.

Guidance will be given to first responders
on beach via phone as each situation is different.

Please do not:

Place the turtle back in the water.

Please note:

Transport by public prohibited, unless permission granted from authorities.

All Contacts
Organisation Contact Details Animals
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife +27 31 274 1150 office hours All marine animals
C.R.O.W +27 31 462 1127 All sea birds except penguins
KZN Sharks Board +27 31 566 0400 Whale & dolphin entanglement in nets
uShaka Sea World +27 31 328 8222 office hours
+27 31 328 8060 after hours, Public holidays & weekends
Live dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and turtles.

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