You can help us provide care for rescued marine animals like the stranded pilot whales we rescued, rehabbed and were able to release back into the wild! Donate now to receive a FREE Hoodie or Shirt as an honorary member of our CMA Rescue Team!

Update: Great news! The 3 whales released on the rescue date are together traveling NW toward deeper water. The other 2 released Thursday are together and headed quickly in the direction of the other 3! We are very happy with the continuing progress of all 5 amazing whales! Here is the latest satellite tracking data from the 5 released pilot whales. 

Pilot whale tracking update
Tracking data provided by Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program.

On Monday, July 29, our rescue team responded to a short-finned pilot whale mass stranding. Our team worked diligently alongside NOAA and FWC to care for five pilot whales that stranded in Redington Beach, Florida.

After almost ten hours of rescue efforts, three of the whales were taken to deeper waters and released with satellite tags, as they did not appear to have any medical issues. The other two whales were taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s new Tarpon Springs rehab facility, and were healthy enough to be released back into the wild Thursday morning! 

We still need your help! By donating today, you play a key role in the rescue, rehab and release of marine mammals like these pilot whales.

Become a symbolic member of our CMA Rescue Team when you donate $75 or more and we’ll send you a FREE Marine Life Rescue Hoodie, or donate $50 or more for a FREE Tee! 

Due to overwhelming response to this fundraiser we may need a few days to process your Official Rescue apparel. Please be patient as we process your gift. Thank you for support.

CMA is dedicated to preserving the environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation. CMA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

All photos featured taken acknowledging the following – stranding response conducted under stranding agreement between NMFS and CMA under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).