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Patient of the Year 2015

Vote For Your Favorite Patient of 2015!
Last updated: January 8, 2016

It's time for you to make your voice heard and let us know your favorite patient of 2015. It was a year of amazing stories, so there are quite a few candidates to choose from now. We will announce the winner in our next E-Newsletter in February.

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CSL Crisis

A Wrap Up of the Record-Breaking Year of 2015
Last updated: January 8, 2016

A "Sea Lion Tsunami," a harmful algal bloom, a milestone in Hawaii, and a "Furnado" of fur seals all took place in the past year. Find out why the 40th anniversary year of The Marine Mammal Center was unprecedented in so many ways.

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Tolay the Elephant Seal

Why Did the Elephant Seal Cross the Road?
Last updated: December 29, 2015

The Marine Mammal Center rescued and relocated a 900-pound pregnant elephant seal when she repeatedly tried to cross busy Highway 37 in Sonoma County.

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Ernesto, the Harbor Seal with a Broken Wing

Ernesto Gets a Chance to Fly Again
Last updated: December 14, 2015

A bone infection in his flipper required Ernesto to undergo intensive surgery and a partial amputation. But now his "wing" is healthy and he has been released back to the wild.

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Northern fur seal

Ocean Conditions Continue to Impact Marine Mammals
Last updated: November 19, 2015

Northern fur seals are stranding along the coast of California in record numbers, as warm ocean waters take their toll on food sources.

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Thin Mint before rescue

Life-Saving Surgery Frees Thin Mint from Scary Entanglement
Last updated: October 30, 2015

The fishing line wrapped around California sea lion Thin Mint’s neck cut so deeply that it ripped a hole all the way through to his trachea, causing a life-threatening injury that required a delicate surgical procedure.

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