Texas Marine Mammal

Stranding Network

Corpus Christi Region

Updated 5 January 2011

Note: Turtle and Bird Strandings should be reported to Tony Amos at (361) 749-6793

The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the conservation and understanding of marine mammals through rescue, rehabilitation, release, research, and education of stranded marine mammals (dolphins, whales, and manatees) along Texas Coastline. Six network regions have been designated along the coast (divided by county), including Sabine Pass, Galveston, Port O'Connor, Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, and South Padre Island.

The Corpus Christi Region includes:Kleberg and Kennedy Counties,Corpus Christi Bay Area and Nueces Co. South of Bob Hall Pier

TMMSN-Corpus Christi Regional Contacts:

Lea Walker (Coordinator)
Phone: (361) 991-6480
Cell: (361) 947-4313
Fax: (361) 991-0907

E-mail: gwalker4@stx.rr.com

Gary Walker (Co-Coordinator)
Phone: (361) 215-593

Stranding Codes:

First Aid for live dolphins:


  1. Join the Network! You annual dues provide continued support.
  2. Volunteer. (must do step one first) Volunteers are needed in various areas including rehabilitation, recovery, office work, and fund-raising. Your individual skills and interest will be utilized.
  3. Purchase our products. We have a variety of items for sale on our main web site's Gift Shop. All moneys gained from these sales go to help stranded marine mammals.
  4. Purchase the new "Marine Mammal Recovery License Plate". This license plate provides much needed funding for general operations to keep the Stranding Network solvent and able to function expeditiously.
  5. DONATE! Cash is always in short supply. The Stranding Network receives no State or Federal funding and depends on individual donations for support. On the Noah rehab event alone, the cost of salt for his water was $30,000.00!! All donations are tax deductible.
  6. Donate SUPPLIES. We are always in need of certain things: Latex Gloves, Masks, Blood Collection tubes, a laptop, a LARGE chest freezer, a Storage unit or portable building, 2-gallon freezer bags, contractors clean-up bags, xl wetsuits. The list goes on and on. If you have a surplus of anything, call us to see if we can use it.

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There are 29 species of marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico. Though not all species are found near Corpus Christi and the Texas coastline, most of the species have stranded at some point in history along the Gulf of Mexico's coastline.

Find out about Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mexico

Cetacea of the World

Glossary of Marine Mammal Terms

The Anatomy of Cetaceans

Links to other Marine Mammal Stranding Networks and other information on Marine Mammals

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