Which animals are sent to the Utrecht University stranding investigation team?
Fresh enough to be investigated
Carcasses that are minimally decomposed are sent to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht for pathological investigation and sampling by the strandings team. Suitable carcasses are tagged so that the date and location of the stranding can be recorded along with other necropsy data. We only investigate dead stranded animals: Cases involving live stranded porpoises, whales or dolphins are managed by SOS dolfijn.