Contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Report a marine mammal in distress

Caution: Do not touch or move an animal yourself. Can carry diseases transmissible to humans, or you may inadvertently do more harm to the animal.

Report injured, harassed or abandoned marine mammal as well as providing:

  • Date and time you witnessed the incident
  • Specific location
  • Animal species, size, colour, features
  • Condition of the animal
  • Number of animals involved
  • Your contact information

By phone

The following numbers are toll-free and available 24 hours a day.

British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador


Northwest Territories

  • Inuvik:  1-867-777-7500
  • Yellowknife:  1-867-669-4900

Nova Scotia





Prince Edward Island