Southeast Marine Mammal Smart Phone Apps
Dolphin and Whale 911
The Dolphin and Whale 911 app will enhance accurate and timely reporting of stranded marine mammals in the Southeastern U.S.
NOAA Fisheries is faced with numerous challenges to enhance the protection, conservation, and management of marine mammals. One of the main challenges is the lack of public awareness about how to report stranded marine mammals. When the public is unaware of how to contact their local Stranding Network, response can be delayed, compromising the animal’s chance of survival and/or limiting the amount of valuable data collected from dead animals. By providing valuable information on smartphones, including a colorful species identification guide, the public will know who to call and what to do when they find a sick, injured or dead marine mammal, thus contributing to marine mammal conservation.
See & ID Dolphins & Whales
The SEE & ID Dolphins & Whales app provides an extensive electronic species ID guide complete with information on biology, habitat (including maps), conservation, as well as guidelines for viewing marine mammals in the wild. The app includes illustrations and photos for over 40 marine mammal species found in the Southeast U.S. Wildlife and nature enthusiast, dolphin tours, eco-tours, whale watching tours, educators and scientists will find the SEE & ID Dolphins & Whales app useful to identify and learn about dolphins, whales, seals and manatees, while also learning how they can protect marine mammals by responsibly viewing them in the wild.