MMC Needs You to Help Pilots

On May 5th several pilot whales stranded in the Florida Keys and  marine mammal conservation groups converged on the Keys to assist the whales.  Two of the healthiest survivors were already released in deep water (pictured above, photo: Andy Newman.) Four are still alive and the Marine Mammal Conservancy is asking for help in the form of donations of cash, time with the whales, or items.

The items they need:

  • Waterproof stopwatches (and/or waterproof watches)
  • One gallon pitchers (not jugs)
  • Large plastic bins
  • Plastic storage unit with 2 inch drawers
  • Plastic hanging file bins
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen (waterproof and non-oil based)
  • Green and red chem lights (glow sticks)
  • Batteries of all sizes
  • Cooked food for volunteers
  • Bleach
  • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Scotch brite green scrub pads
  • Duct tape
  • At least 14” long zip ties
  • Pens/pencils
  • Scissors
  • 3-Hole Punch
  • Masking Tape
  • Plastic Clipboards

Special Note to the Pro’s: You will be under 72-hour quarantine after exposure to the whales and should not visit other marine mammal facilities until quarantine has lapsed.

If you are able to donate anything at all please call (305) 451 – 4774 or visit their website and remember that with most of the staff out assisting the whales the phone may ring quite a bit without an answer. Be patient.

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