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Meleana, Hawaiian monk seal

More Patients Arrive at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: October 2, 2014

Two new Hawaiian monk seal patients have arrived at Ke Kai Ola. And the Hawaiian monk seal population has increased slightly in the past year, a hopeful sign for the future of this endangered species.


Spiderpig, California sea lion

Spiderpig Does Whatever Spiderpigs Do
Last updated: September 20, 2014

This young sea lion with the glamorous name is one of 18 patients with entanglement injuries treated by the Center so far this year.


HMS Grand Opening

Renewed Hope for Hawaiian Monk Seals
Last updated: September 5, 2014

The Marine Mammal Center held a grand opening at Ke Kai Ola (The Healing Sea), the new $3.2 million dollar hospital for Hawaiian monk seals on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Jaisy is released back to the ocean

Harmful Algal Bloom is Causing an Outbreak of Domoic Acid Toxicity
Last updated: August 26, 2014

Jaisy is one of the latest sea lions to be treated for Domoic Acid Toxicity, an ailment that is caused by a harmful algal bloom along the coast of California.


Chad, sea lion

Chad - A Sea Lion that Shows the Severity of Hunger
Last updated: August 1, 2014

Like many sea lion pups we are seeing at the Center this year, Chad is starving. Changing food stocks are causing pups to be weaned sooner than usual, leaving many of them malnourished and searching for food.


Solar gets his eyedrops

Treating Blindness in Seals and Sea Lions
Last updated: August 29, 2014

The Marine Mammal Center treats a number of seals and sea lions each year with vision problems, from eye infections to cataracts. The Center has become an innovative leader in the treatment of pinniped blindness.


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