Adults 18 and older can volunteer with the rescue center at the New England Aquarium in Boston. If interested, contact the aquarium and let them know your availability. All volunteers must go through a number of training workshops that review species ID, how to sex an animal and protocols for responders. It is a great way of getting involved and better connected with the marine wildlife in your area.
Don't forget, NECWA has a community-sighting network for basking sharks and ocean sunfish. Our New England Basking Shark project asks community volunteers to report sightings of live or dead basking sharks and ocean sunfish observed offshore or stranded on a beach. NECWA is compiling a database on these amazing but not well understood pelagic fish. So check out our NEBShark website (click here) and get involved. We need your eyes and your help.