Local agencies respond to whale stranding in SRB

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM.

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) has provided marine mammal response for the western Florida panhandle since 1994. ECWR is authorized by NOAA to handle these federally protected animals as a member organization of the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network. ECWR’s coverage area spans Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia counties including Choctawhatchee Bay, Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola & East Bay, Big Lagoon, and Perdido Bay, an area of over 85 miles of Gulf beaches and 350 miles of inland shoreline.

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