A sea turtle and marine mammal stranding training session hosted by the New England Aquarium on Martha’s Vineyard was attended by Drs. Williams and Dunnigan. This was a local meeting for our two vineyard vets who have been responsible for the primary stranding response for over one hundred stranded animals on the Vineyard since 1997. Training some more volunteers acting under the Stranding Agreement of Aquarium can only help out, saving our doc’s for cases with live animals or interesting diseases.
Once the National Marine Life Center is open for seal rehabilitation, Martha’s Vineyard is a likely source of cases.