If the animal appears to be injured or dead, call to notify the appropriate authorities. To report a stranded animal in Alabama, call 1-(866)-SEA-TURT (1-866-732-8878), and in Florida, call 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). Do not touch the animal, remove it from the beach, or attempt to push it back into the water as this can cause the animal to re-strand and die. Instead, monitor the animal from a safe distance. While waiting for authorities to arrive, note the position of the animal and monitor its breathing.