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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.


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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1% of Hawaiian Monk Seals Have Received Care at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: October 15, 2015

In an effort to save Hawaiian monk seals from extinction, The Marine Mammal Center opened the first-ever rehabilitation facility devoted to this critically endangered species.


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.


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Dawn Debuts New Videos About Our Volunteers
Last updated: July 14, 2015

Volunteers Stan Jensen and Ashley Gray share their stories in two new videos created by our partners at Dawn.

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