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Marine Strandings Network (dolphins and porpoises)
Each year, hundreds of dead cetaceans are washed up on the beaches of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. In response to this, Cornwall Wildlife Trust has developed its own Marine Strandings Network (MSN) of volunteers who currently collect and record information from stranded cetaceans and other marine wildlife. Volunteers record the carcasses of dead dolphins and, where appropriate, retrieve them for postmortem examination on behalf of its partner, the Institute of Zoology under the Defra funded UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP).