Stranded sea turtles should be reported immediately to the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network by calling

1-800-452-7888

    This tip hotline for the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network is monitored by the Oregon State Police to provide rapid response for these endangered species   Report any sea turtles found as soon as possible, and be as specific as you can when identifying the turtle’s location on the beach.   Sea turtles are endangered species and any that are found are collected and rehabilitated whenever possible.  Please DO NOT TOUCH the animal.  Even if it appears dead, the turtle may only be lethargic, or stunned.  Once you have called the hotline and reported the turtle, continue with your identification attempt and send in your completed form.   There are seven species of sea turtle found around the world, but only four of these species are found in the Pacific Ocean, and are likely to wash up along our coast.  These four species are:

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Illustration: Kaitlin Asson

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Illustration: Kaitlin Asson

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle
Illustration: Kaitlin Asson

Green Sea Tutrle

Green Sea Turtle
Illustration: Kaitlin Asson