2020 Stranding Totals

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2020 Stranding Totals (as of 8/22/20)

  Total Stranded Stranded Transferred Euthanized Relocated Released Currently Transferred Died before Died Human Boat/Prop
SEALS   Live Dead In       at MMSC Out reaching MMSC at Center Interaction Strike
Grey 48 45 3 2 6 28 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Harbor 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Harp 16 14 2 0 0 5 1 0 2 2 4 0 0
TOTALS 69 60 9 2 6 33 10 0 2 3 5 1 0
                           
CETACEANS                          
Right Whale 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Humpback Whale 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minke Whale 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FLORIDA MANATEE 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bottlenose Dolphin 18 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Common Dolphin 5 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harbor Porpoise 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown Dolphin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 38 5 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
                           
TURTLES                          
Leatherback 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Green 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawksbill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kemp's Ridley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Loggerhead 16 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 22 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
                           
GRAND TOTALS  129 68 61 2 7 33 10 0 2 3 5 5 1
                           

Number of animals relocated or released without rehab: 33

Stranding Stats by Location

From 1975 to present, the percentages of strandings by location handled by MMSC are:

 

County

State

# of Animals

Percentage

Atlantic

NJ

748

13.47%

Bergen

NJ

1

0.02%

Burlington

NJ

11

0.20%

Camden

NJ

2

0.04%

Cape May

NJ

1506

27.11%

Cumberland

NJ

78

1.40%

Essex

NJ

3

0.05%

Gloucester

NJ

4

0.07%

Hudson

NJ

19

0.34%

Mercer
NJ
1
0.02%
Middlesex
NJ
54
0.97%
Monmouth
NJ
1173
21.12%
Ocean
NJ
1752
31.54%
Salem
NJ
105
1.89%
Union
NJ
10
0.18%
No Records
NJ
12
0.22%
All
DE
26
0.47%
All
FL
1
0.02%
All
MA
2
0.04%
All
MD
11
0.20%
All
ME
4
0.07%
All
NC
10
0.18%
All
PA
7
0.13%
All
All
TOTAL
VA
 NY
14
1
5555
0.25%
0.02%
100%