As research collaborators and appointed agents of the Port Elizabeth Museum, as well as key members of the Plettenberg Bay Marine Mammal Stranding Network, we have been attending to whales, dolphins and seals ashore since 2017. We regularly perform necropsies to collect samples for various ongoing studies on marine mammal morphology, taxonomy, population structure, diet, health, mortality, fisheries interactions and predator-prey interactions. In the case of live seals ashore in areas outside of their usual haul-out sites we assess and monitor their condition, capture, disentangle, tag, move, treat and/or release them. Stranding events involving live dolphins or whales are rare, but when they do occur we assisted relevant role players regarding the necessary actions. Check out our work in these videos of a sperm whale stranding we attended to on Swartvlei Beach near Sedgefield.