Whale rescue is complex and dangerous. Only trained individuals (Level 4-5) from the Large Whale Entanglement Response Network who are authorized and permitted under the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program (MMHSRP) may attempt to disentangle a whale.

This Level 1 online training will prepare you to properly assess, document, and report critical entanglement information to the highly trained disentanglement experts prior to the launch of a response effort. It will not prepare or qualify you to perform or assist in the actual process of disentangling a whale.

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