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Steller Sea Lion Smores

A Steller Story
Last updated: May 9, 2018

Smores, a Steller sea lion that was found on a northern California beach as a young pup, spent four months at The Marine Mammal Center learning how to be a sea lion. Now she is back home in the ocean.

Read Smore's story and watch a video of her release >>

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Sentinels of the Sea: Going Underground
Last updated: March 20, 2018

Listen to the third episode of the Sentinels of the Sea podcast series. This episode takes a behind-the-scenes look at the intricate web of underground systems that keep the world's largest marine mammal hospital running at full strength.

Listen to the podcast! >>

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Sentinels of the Sea: Whale Autopsy
Last updated: March 6, 2018

Listen to the second episode of the Sentinels of the Sea podcast series. This episode takes a deep dive into the Center’s research aimed at better understanding whales—and our ocean—through autopsy.

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Sentinels of the Sea: Sea Lion Cancer
Last updated: February 27, 2018

Listen to the first episode of the new Sentinels of the Sea podcast series. This episode focuses on cancer in sea lions and the research being carried out by The Marine Mammal Center to determine why sea lions have one of the highest rates of cancer of any species on earth, including humans.

Listen to the podcast! >>

Vote for Your Favorite Marine Mammal Patient of 2017!

Who Won the Patient of the Year?
Last updated: February 6, 2018

You helped choose our Patient of the Year for 2017! Find out who won from a list of seven of our most memorable patients.

Find Out Now! >>

Facebook Live: Hawaiian monk seal release

Watch a Hawaiian Monk Seal Leave Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: November 28, 2017

Say a hui hou (until we meet again) to our Hawaiian monk seals, 'Awapuhi and Koani Pehu. Narrated by Conservation Medicine Veterinarian Dr. Claire Simeone.

Watch the video! >>

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