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Eco Friendly Gifts that Give Back: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
Last updated: October 28, 2019

Our 2019 Eco Friendly Green Gifts that Give Back Guide features sustainable gifts that are good for the planet and perfect for the people in your life who are - or aspire to be - environmentally savvy.

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Dr. Cara Field

Marine Science Careers: Meet Dr. Cara Field
Last updated: September 13, 2019

Ever wondered how to become a marine mammal veterinarian? Learn what it takes and find out how Dr. Cara Field uses her role as a teacher to help protect our ocean for future generations.

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Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Pups Had Less Than One Percent Chance of Survival Before Rescue
Last updated: September 12, 2019

Four female Hawaiian monk seal pups were rescued from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands after weaning early and becoming malnourished. They are now receiving treatment at our hospital on Hawai‘i Island.

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First Hawaiian Monk Seal to Receive a CT Scan Released Back to the Wild After Her Second Round of Rehabilitation
Last updated: August 23, 2019

Hawaiian monk seal RH38 proved to be a complex diagnostic case, one that brought scientists from around the country together, all with the goal to save a member of one of the most endangered marine mammal species in the world.

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California Sea Lions Are the Latest Species Impacted by Changing Ocean Conditions
Last updated: July 8, 2019

With Unusual Mortality Events already declared for gray whales and Guadalupe fur seals, The Marine Mammal Center is now responding to an influx of starving young California sea lions as well as adult sea lions debilitated by domoic acid poisoning.

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The Marine Mammal Center Announces Addition of Cetacean Field Research Program
Last updated: June 1, 2019

The Center is providing a home for the local nonprofit formerly known as Golden Gate Cetacean Research to increase solutions-focused study of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Gray Whale Necropsy

Unusual Mortality Event Declared for Gray Whales as More Stranding Linked to Malnutrition and Ship Strikes
Last updated: May 31, 2019

Researchers say gray whales that started their annual migration underweight this year are more vulnerable to human impacts such as ship strikes, especially in high-traffic areas like San Francisco Bay.

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Harbor Seal Aquapup

Superheroes Take Action!
Last updated: March 20, 2019

Thanks to members of the public who call our 24-hour hotline (415-289-SEAL), this harbor seal pup named Aquapup was rescued at Moonstone Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

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Elephant seal Boyett

It's Pupping Season!
Last updated: March 1, 2019

The first elephant seal pups of the season are starting to arrive at the Center and the sound of elephant seal cackles fills the air. Boyett and Barker still had their black coat when rescued, a sign that they were too young to survive on their own.

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Patient of the Year 2018

Patient of the Year!
Last updated: February 6, 2019

Your votes have all been tabulated and the results are in. It was a close race between eight amazing patients, but your voice has been heard now. Find out who the winner is!

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Guadalupe Fur Seal Snaggle

Snaggle is now Free!
Last updated: January 9, 2019

This young Guadalupe fur seal was found entangled in fishing gear on a beach in Marin County. He was rescued by The Marine Mammal Center, disentangled, and released back to the ocean.

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Humpback Whale Freed From Deadly Entanglement
Last updated: November 20, 2018

A juvenile humpback whale was freed from entanglement in fishing gear off the coast of Eureka, California. This was accomplished through a collaborative effort by trained responders, including a team from The Marine Mammal Center.

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Steller Sea Lion Choco

A Steller Success Story
Last updated: October 31, 2018

Meet Choco, a Steller sea lion pup that was less than a month old when he was rescued on the coast of Northern California. Now he’s learning how to be a wild sea lion at The Marine Mammal Center so he can be released back to the ocean.

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