We rescue and rehabilitate stranded, injured and diseased marine animals from throughout the New England coastal region. Established in 1968, our Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls to provide medical treatment for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles.

Learn About Marine Animal Rescue

Marine animals are considered stranded—and in need of rescue—when they are out of the ocean and unable to survive on their own. Learn why and how this happens. Read more.

How to Help

Learn how to identify a stranded animal, what to do if you find one and whom to call. Read more.

Learn How the Aquarium Helps Stranded Sea Turtles

Over the past 15 years, the New England Aquarium has treated and released hundreds of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles as well as many green and loggerhead sea turtles. Read more.

Meet Our Patients

Get to know some of our recent patients, and read the stories of several of our favorite patients from the past. Read more.

Marine Animal Rescue Team Blog

Get the latest photos, videos and stories from the rescue team.