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Sea lion with DA

A Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Sea Lions
Last updated: September 3, 2015

After experiencing a severe food shortage earlier this year, California sea lions are now facing another crisis, this one related to domoic acid, a dangerous neurotoxin.


Milestone Sea Lion Spotted in the Wild

Another Milestone
Last updated: August 3, 2015

Milestone was the name of the 10,000th sea lion rescued by The Marine Mammal Center. He was recently spotted in the wild, looking healthy and starting the show the sagittal crest of adulthood.


Harbor Seals

Inside the Harbor Seal Hospital
Last updated: June 25, 2015

Pacific harbor seals are among the many pinniped patients at the Center, although the general public doesn't get to see them up close because these animals are very susceptible to disease and stress. Take a behind-the-scenes look inside the Harbor Seal Hospital.


Guadalupe fur seal

A Big Year for Guadalupe Fur Seals
Last updated: June 11, 2015

Guadalupe Fur Seals are listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, with as few as 10,000 individuals remaining. The Center has rescued a record number of them this year.


RF28, Hawaiian monk seal

An Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal has Emergency Surgery
Last updated: June 4, 2015

A young male Hawaiian monk seal known to researchers as RF28 was rescued on a beach on the island of Kauai after being spotted with fishing tackle near his mouth. Watch a video of his dramatic surgery.


An aerial view of the oil spill near Santa Barbara.

Sending Help to Santa Barbara
Last updated: May 28, 2015

The Center has been called to action by the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to assist in the response to the Refugio Incident oil spill.


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