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Guadalupe Fur Seals

Guadalupe Fur Seals and the Lessons They Teach Us
Last updated: November 10, 2016

For the second year in row, larger than usual numbers of Guadalupe fur seals have stranded on the beaches of California. Many of them have been nursed back to health at the Center and released back to their ocean home. Tracking devices placed on them are now providing our researchers with valuable information about their behavior and migration patterns. 


Hawaiian monk seal Mea Ola gets an X-ray

New Patients Arrive at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: October 7, 2016

Four new Hawaiian monk seal patients, including a five-year old adult named Mea Ola, have arrived at at our hospital in Hawaii.


Harbor Seal Enrichment

Harbor seals at play
Last updated: June 8, 2016

Karli Chudeau, a researcher at The Marine Mammal Center, is conducting a project to analyze how enrichment "toys" can be used to improve and hasten harbor seal rehabilitation.


Hawaiian Monk Seals

A Hawaiian Monk Seal Success Story
Last updated: May 4, 2016

After eight months of care and rehabilitation at Ke Kai Ola, the Center's Hawaiian monk seal hospital in Kona, seven critically endangered Hawaiian monk reals are going back to their wild ocean home.



Ocean Adventurer
Last updated: April 8, 2016

Heyerdahl is one of more than 40 harbor seal pups currently in the care of The Marine Mammal Center. The strong El Niño storms this winter are leading to a larger than usual number of pups becoming separated from their mothers.


Feed the sea lions

The Struggle for Food Continues
Last updated: March 30, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, sea lion pups are stranding in large numbers along the California coast. Find out what we are learning from this crisis and what you can do to help.


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