2015 Stranding Totals

 TotalStranded
Live
Stranded
Dead
Transferred
In
EuthanizedRelocatedReleasedCurrently
at MMSC
Transferred
Out
Died before reaching MMSCDied
at Center
Human
Interaction
Boat/Prop
Strike
Recovery Rates (per # live strandings)
Grey 35 29 6 1 0 17 8 0 0 0 4 3 0 86.2%
Harbor 17 10 7 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 90.0%
Harp 8 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 60.0%
TOTALS 60 44 16 1 0 24 12 0 1 0 7 5 0 84.1%
                             
CETACEANS                            
Bottlenose Dolphin 23 1 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Common Dolphin 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Harbor Porpoise 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0%
Minke Whale 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Striped Dolphin 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Unknown Dolphin 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Unknown Whale 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0%
TOTALS 37 2 35 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0%
                             
TURTLES                            
Leatherback 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0%
Green 8 7 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 6 2 57.1%
Kemp's Ridley 12 9 3 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 9 0 100.0%
Loggerhead 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 0.0%
Unknown 3 1 2 0 0 1* 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 100.0%
TOTALS 62 15 47 0 2 1 6 0 5 0 1 27 12 80.0%
                             
GRAND TOTALS  159 61 98 1 4 25 18 0 6 0 8 33 12 80.3%
                             
Number of animals relocated or released without rehab 25                          
*See Below                            

*This animal was entangled in a fish trap but was disentangled and released by fishermen prior to MMSC identifying species.

Stranding Stats

Strandings Handled by MMSC from 1975 to 2015:

 

County

State

# of Animals

Percentage

Atlantic

NJ

638

13.51%

Bergen

NJ

1

0.02%

Burlington

NJ

9

0.19%

Camden

NJ

2

0.04%

Cape May

NJ

1308

27.69%

Cumberland

NJ

64

1.35%

Essex

NJ

2

0.04%

Gloucester

NJ

4

0.08%

Hudson

NJ

15

0.31%

Mercer
NJ
1
0.02%
Middlesex
NJ
48
1.02%
Monmouth
NJ
961
20.35%
Ocean
NJ
1489
31.53%
Salem
NJ
101
2.14%
Union
NJ
10
0.21%
No Records
NJ
2
0.04%
All
DE
22
0.47%
All
FL
1
0.02%
All
MA
2
0.04%
All
MD
10
0.21%
All
ME
4
0.08%
All
NC
10
0.21%
All
PA
7
0.15%
All
VA
12
0.25%
Total
 
4719
100.00%