Beached Marine Mammal Guidelines
As a reminder to residents, if you see seals or any marine wildlife, please contact the Marine Mammal Stranding Center's 24-hour hotline at 609-266-0538 or contact the Old Bridge Township Police non-emergency number at 732-721-4000/ Animal Control.
We urge residents not to touch or approach to take pictures or alter the animal to do anything. Many mammals are on shore to rest, and such approaching action may cause them to return to the water before they are ready. Furthermore, if the wildlife is injured, returning to the water may result in the animal not getting the care it needs.
Seals and other marine life are protected under State and Federal Marine Mammal Protection Acts and it is illegal to approach these animals.
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