In 2009 we continued to move forward with the Whale Entanglement Team (W.E.T.) project. You can see on our home page that the W.E.T. now has a dedicated toll-free number and a Response and Reporting card, available on waterproof paper. Please contact us if you would like to get a waterproof card or are interested in helping to distribute them.
Pieter Folkens designed the Response and Reporting card. We all appreciate Pieter's hard work. Pieter is the lead for the W.E.T. in the Northern California area including San Francisco Bay and Jim Harvey of Moss Landing Marine Labs is the lead in Central California including Monterey Bay.
The American Cetacean Society, Monterey Bay Chapter, generously donated $500 toward the printing costs. We have been distributing the cards throughout Central and Northern California with the help of several dedicated volunteers and NOAA including the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. We also have a downloadable flyer that you can pass along. It gives information on how to get a waterproof Response and Reporting card. Please feel free to email it to anyone on the water that you think could use a waterproof card. If you would like printed copies of the flyer please contact us.