How often do we need to rescue whales; rescue dolphins, or rescue seals? Well, whale, dolphin, and seal (marine mammals) strandings occur quite often; especially when your country is surrounded by the Ocean like the United Kingdom. The problem is to notice when a whale has been beached or is stranded and then to alert someone or an organization that will conduct the marine rescue. However, it is difficult to have someone patrolling the coast all the time to look out for marine mammals who are in need of our help; however, a network of individuals strectching across the U.K. can help spot troubled animals or respond faster to a rescue attempt. This network requires organization, training, and a passion to help animals in need. All of these qualities are possessed by the staff and volunteers of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).
After connecting with a member of the organization on Facebook, I reached out immediately to the group to interview them on the program. I NEED YOU, the reader, to be aware of the BDMLRs work to inspire you to join them as a volunteer or a similar organization in your region.
Check out the interview with Stephen and find out how you can become par to this network. If you would like to volunteer and get trained as a marine mammal rescuer, then listen carefully to the training aspects in the video. Don’t worry if you don’t live in the UK. You can join a local marine mammal rescue organization. The marine mammals of the world need our help!