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Attention to Strandings and Rescues

 
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INFORMATION ABOUT STRANDING

A stranding consists of an event in which a marine mammal (or more than one) reaches land, dead or alive, or is in shallow water, being unable to return to deeper waters by itself.

Why do they strand?

*Diseases

* Disorientation near the coast

* Influence of man

(fisheries, noise, sonars)

* Persecution by predators

* Other factors

 

Types of strandings

-Live: of the cases we have attended to, around 40% are living individuals. In most of the cases, the condition and cause of stranding make recovery difficult, despite the efforts.

 

-Dead: depending on their state of decomposition, necropsy, sampling or only registration and burial are performed

 

-Individual: 1 individual or a mom-calf pair

 

-Massive: more than 1 individual

If you find a stranding, you should consider the following:

* It is best to stay away and not try to touch the stranded individual.

* Live animals can hurt you, as they are stressed by their condition; They could also transmit diseases to you.

* Dead animals represent a health risk due to the state in which they are, for example transmission of infections.

What to do?

* Take photographs, if possible, of full body, dorsal fin and head at various angles. Try to register the position, if it is not possible, try to look for points that can make a quickly localization of the area. Take as much information as that you can, you could be the only source of information.

* Contact PROFEPA (Tel. 1220787), at 911 so that they can make the contact or directly with us at the telephones: 6121556609 or 6123482155

 

Recent cases attended by MMARES, AC / Stranding Network of La Paz


For recent cases and news, visit our Facebook and blog (Spanish)
 
2014-2018

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Striped dolphin, 2014
 

Attention of a striped dolphin ( Stenella coeruleoalba )

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Pygmy killer whales, 2014

Attention to the mass stranding, sampling and burial of pygmy killer whales ( Pheresa attenuata )

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Short-finned pilot whale, 2015
 

Sampling and burial of a short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

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Common dolphin, 2015

Sampling and burial of a common dolphin ( Delphinus sp.)

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Guadalupe fur seal, 2015
 

Attention of a Guadalupe fur seal ( Arctocephalus townsendi )

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Risso's dolphin, 2015
 

Attention of a Risso's dolphin ( Grampus griseus )

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Dwarf sperm whale, 2015

Sampling and burial of a dwarf sperm whale ( Kogia sima )

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Rough-toothed dolphin, 2015

Attention of a rough-toothed dolphin ( Steno bredanensis )

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Rough-toothed dolphins, 2015

Sampling and burial of rough-toothed dolphins ( Steno bredanensis )

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California sea lion, 2015
 

Sampling and burial of a California sea lion ( Zalophus californianus )

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Risso's dolphin, 2016

Attention of a Risso's dolphin ( Grampus griseus )

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Spinner dolphin, 2016

Attention of a spinner dolphin ( Stenella longirostris )

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Bryde's whale, 2016
 

Attention of a Bryde's whale ( Balaenoptera edeni )

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Common dolphin, 2017

Attention of a common dolphin ( Delphinus sp. )

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Sperm whale, 2017

Attention of a sperm whale ( Physeter macrocephalus )

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Striped dolphin, 2017

Attention of a striped dolphin ( Stenella coeruleoalba )

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Short-finned pilot whale, 2017
 

Sampling and burial of a short-finned pilot whale ( Globicephala macrorhynchus )

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Humpback whale, 2018
 

Humpback whale desentanglement ( Megaptera novaeangliae)

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Striped dolphin, 2018

Attention of a striped dolphin ( Stenella coeruleoalba )

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Common dolphins, 2018

Attention to the massive stranding of common dolphins ( Delphinus sp .) With subsequent sampling and burial.

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California sea lion, 2018
 

Attention from a California sea lion ( Zalophus californianus )

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Common dolphin, 2018

Registration and burial of a common dolphin ( Delphinus sp.)

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Bottlenose dolphin, 2018
 

Sampling and burial of a bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus )

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Scientific Articles and Dissemination

 
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2016

First Record of Pygmy Killer Whales (Feresa attenuata) in the Gulf of California, Mexico: Diet Inferences and Probable Relation with Warm Conditions During 2014

Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Hiram Rosales-Nanduca, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, Sergio Martínez-Aguilar, Ana K. Nader-Valencia, Roberto Robles-Hernández, Francisco Gómez-Díaz, and Jorge Urbán R. Aquatic Mammals 2016, 42 ( 1), 20-26, DOI 10.1578 / AM.42.1.2016.20

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2018

Short Note Seasonality and Potential Foraging Grounds of Migratory California Sea Lions from La Paz Bay, Southern Gulf of California, Mexico.

Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Julieta Sandoval-Sierra, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, and Roberto Robles-Hernández. Aquatic Mammals 2018, 44 (1), 56-61, DOI 10.1578 / AM.44.1.2018.56

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2019

Records of whalesuckers Remora australis on Short-beaked Common Dolphins Delphinus delphis in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

Becerril-García, E., Rosales-Nanduca, H., Paniagua-Mendoza, A., Robles-Hernández, R., Elorriaga-Verplancken, FR Aquatic Mammals 2019, 45 (3), 299-302, DOI 10.1578 / AM .45.3.2019.299

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2020

A Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) in the Gulf of California: Genetic Confirmation of the Northernmost Record to Date.

Elorriaga-Verplancken, FR, Anidia Blanco-Jarvio, Claudia A. Silva-Segundo, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, Hiram Rosales-Nanduca, Roberto Robles-Hernandez, Sandra Mote-Herrera, Maria Jose Amador-Capitanachi, and Julieta Sandoval-Sierra. Aquatic Mammals 2020, 46 (2): 137-145. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1578/AM.46.2.2020.137

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2020

Stable isotope assessment of a mass stranding of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis delphis) reveals their provenance: Integrating knowledge of a little-known odontocete in the Gulf of California

Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, Anidia Blanco-Jarvio, Erica Carone, Roberto Robles-Hernández, Claudia Ballínez-Ambriz, Hiram Rosales-Nanduca. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 40 101503. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101503

COURSES

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2021

A New Guadalupe Fur Seal Colony in the Gulf of California? Ecological and Conservation Implications

Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, Claudia J. Hernández-Camacho, Marc A. Webber, Romyna Cruz-Vallejo, Corey R. Nevels, and Irma González-López. Aquatic Mammals. 47 (1) . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1578/AM.47.1.2021.1

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2022

Largest Mortality Event to Date of California Sea Lions in Mexico Might Be Linked to a Harmful Algal Bloom

Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Claudia J. Hernández-Camacho, Leonardo Álvarez-Santamaría, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, Roberto Robles-Hernández, Francisco Rebolledo-Villa, Hiram Rosales-Nanduca, Alejandro Ramos-Rodríguez and Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse. Aquatic Mammals. 48 (1).

DOI: 10.1578/AM.48.1.2022.59

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2022

First Record of a Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) in Cuba

Jorge Alberto Martínez-Fernández, Aurora Paniagua-Mendoza, Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Hiram Rosales-Nanduca, Anidia Blanco-Jarvio, Roberto Robles-Hernández, Claudia Ballínez, and Wojtek Bachara. Aquatic Mammals. 48 (6).

DOI: 10.1578/AM.48.6.2022.520

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COURSES

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2018

Atención a varamientos y toma de muestras para su análisis científico.

Curso impartido por MMARES, A.C., UABCS-Pesquerías, Museo de la Ballena y Ciencias del Mar.

31 de agosto 2018. UABCS- Unidad Pichilingue

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2019

Capacitación de voluntarios e interesados en varamientos de megafauna marina en La Paz, B.C.S., y zonas aledañas.

Curso impartido por PROFEPA, MMARES, A.C., UABCS-Pesquerías, Museo de la Ballena y Ciencias del Mar, Centro de Rescate Museo de la Ballena.

1 de octubre 2019. UABCS- Unidad Pichilingue

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2019

Taller de capacitación en rescate de animales marinos.

Curso impartido por Centro de Rescate Museo de la Ballena, PROFEPA, MMARES, A.C., UABCS-Pesquerías, Museo de la Ballena y Ciencias del Mar.

7 de octubre 2019. UABCS- Unidad Pichilingue

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2020

Proyecto Difusión de la Ciencia.

Pláticas en línea con investigadores expertos en diferentes temas. Si te las perdiste ve a nuestro canal de YouTube (Haz click en la foto).

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2021

Patrocinador de la XVII Reunión Internacional para el Estudio de los Mamíferos Marinos organizada por la Sociedad Mexicana de Mastozoología Marina.

Celebrada del 2 al 6 de mayo del 2021 en formato virtual (somemma.mx)

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2021

Taller "Introducción a la mastozoología marina, con énfasis en el estudio y atención a varamientos".

13-14 de noviembre del 2021, formato virtual.

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2022

Curso "Introducción a la mastozoología marina: Estudio, atención a varamientos y legislación".

7-10 de noviembre del 2022, formato presencial.

Centro Cultural de La Paz y Mexico Marine Wildlife Rescue Center, UABCS-Unidad Pichilingue.

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ATTENTION TO MARINE MAMMAL STRANDINGS
WHAT TO DO IN A EVENT? (English)
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GUIDE TO REPORTING MARINE MAMMAL STRANDINGS (English)
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IDENTIFICATION GUIDE FOR MARINE MAMMALS COMMONLY STRAND IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA (English)
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RESPONSE TO MARINE MAMMALS STRANDED IN LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, AND SURROUNDING AREAS (2012-2021) (English)
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STRANDING OF CALIFORNIA SEA LIONS IN LA PAZ BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR MEXICO, AND ADJACENT ZONES (English)
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INTERACTION BETWEEN NETS FOR ARTISANAL FISHING AND SEA LIONS (English soon)
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ACTIVITY REPORT MMARES, AC (2021) (English)

*Translation of brochures and posters by Taryn Symon