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Save The Whales' purpose is to educate children
and adults about marine mammals, their
environment and their preservation.
Entangled Sperm Whale
Alberto Romeo/Marine Photobank


Entangled and Injured Marine Mammals


If approved in the U.S. budget cuts, all funding for the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network would be slashed. The network, managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), helps fund the rescue of marine mammals all over the U.S. It was created by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to address the decline in marine mammals.  When funded, the marine mammal rescue assistance grant program gives grants to local members of the marine mammal stranding network. 

The proposed budget cuts to the 2013 federal budget would wipe out almost $4 million intended to be used for the rescue of marine mammals. If allowed, the budget cuts would also mean the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program would be cut in its entirely.  The Prescott Grant has been a lifeline for marine mammals and the stranding organizations that rescue and protect them.

It provides funding for recovery and treatment of stranded marine mammals and for data collection.




Leave the following message:


Please don't cut funding for stranded or entangled whales that have been put in danger because of human activities. We ask that all necessary funding for these mammals remain in place. Thank you.  


Other ways to contact President Obama:  


By mail:


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500  (include your return address and email)



You Can Join in and Sing  

From Anywhere in The World

May 15, 2013    

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Children singing to Save The Whales, Bremen, Germany

In celebration of Oceans Day, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, we invite children, adults, ecology clubs, church groups, and organizations to help protect the oceans. This celebration is fun and, at the same time, raises awareness about the whales and marine life. You can participate from anywhere in the world. Arrange an office or school sing time.  

The moving "Save The Whales" song was created by Joan Cobb, a songwriter and music teacher, as a plea for the world's whales. Options under the singing whale will allow you to hear the "Save The Whales" song beautifully sung by 11-year-old Maggy May Trout (now age 20) and  allow you to follow along with the words which may be printed from the website.  

The goal is to increase global awareness for the whales and the many difficulties they face. All of the voices raised in song around the world bring attention to the importance of protecting the oceans and saving the whales for future generations. 


Please join in! Arrange an office or school sing time. We need as many voices as possible to overcome the consequences of sonar testing, overfishing, net entanglement, ship strikes, captivity, loss of habitat and whaling.  You may purchase the CD "Songs to Heal The Planet" by clicking here. It contains the Save The Whales song.



Thank you for helping us save the whales by signing petitions, sending emails and calling. This is the first time we've tried a phone-in request. Let us know that you have called, as calls are given more attention than emails. Together, we can work to help all marine mammals. We value your support.

We do not share our list with other organizations.

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Maris Sidenstecker I
Executive Director
Co-Founder - Save The Whales 
Save The Whales
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Save The Whales

1192 Waring St.
Seaside CA 93955 

Entangled and Stranded Marine Mammals Network 


Save The Whales has an extensive Stranding and Entanglement Network with around-the-world stranding information.

Several times a year, calls are received regarding whales that are entangled in netting or that are stranded. Last year (2012) we got calls from Southern and Central California and from Baja, Mexico, regarding whales with parts of their bodies or mouths entangled in netting.  We provide the caller with contact information and practical help. We keep in touch - usually by email - until the situation is resolved.
Posting entangled whale information on Facebook is also an invaluable tool to help rescue animals in trouble.
Save The Whales' staff attended an informational one-day course in No. CA  given by Ed Lyman, a whale rescue expert with Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Ed pro- vided a great deal of information on how to rescue entangled whales. Although the course did not involve field work, our staff now has more knowledge about the process and how to better respond to inquiries for help.
If you know of a location that isn't on our list, please let us know.
Thank you!  
Whale Charm
Fundraiser for
 Save The Whales


For Save The Whales, Altruette designed a cap- tivating whale charm for girls. With each charm sold, Altruette will donate $1 to Save The Whales. The charms come with a clasp that easily snaps on and off a bracelet or necklace, so they're simple to move around and make a great gift.

Save The Whales Website

Save The Whales  is always adding marine mammal articles and updating others at our website.  We received the following note from a reader:

Thanks for your great site, very informative descriptions of the endangered species. I recently did a report on the baiji and used your site. I've learned a lot from this site and just wanted to say thanks!

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