Understanding them better
the RNE, Réseau National Echouages (National stranding network), set up in 1972, is the main tool for monitoring marine mammal strandings. It is made up of local correspondents who are ready to intervene when a case arises.
It is coordinated by the Observatoire PELAGIS.
Dolphins, porpoises, seals and other marine mammals regularly stranded on beaches. This phenomenon, which can occur both in Metropolitan France and in the French Overseas Territories, is not always explained, but is largely explained by the examinations carried out by the RNE.
What needs to be done to protect marine mammals ?
The monitoring of strandings and the analysis of databases provide answers that public policies will have to implement in order, for example, to limit bycatches or to monitor the pollutants present in the marine environment.