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Gift Guide 2018

Top 8 Eco Friendly Gifts that Benefit The Marine Mammal Center
Last updated: November 9, 2018

Our 2018 Eco Friendly Green Gifts that Give Back Guide features sustainable gifts that are good for the planet. Not only are you saving the planet with these green gifts, but each purchase supports medical care for our patients, which has helped us to rescue 21,000 marine mammals since 1975.

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Steller Sea Lion Choco

A Steller Success Story
Last updated: October 31, 2018

Meet Choco, a Steller sea lion pup that was less than a month old when he was rescued on the coast of Northern California. Now he’s learning how to be a wild sea lion at The Marine Mammal Center so he can be released back to the ocean.

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Leptospirosis Outbreak

Leptospirosis Outbreak
Last updated: October 16, 2018

California is currently experiencing the second largest leptospirosis outbreak on record. The Marine Mammal Center is responding as the bacterial infection takes its toll on California sea lions.

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Hawaiian monk seal ‘Ākulikuli

Two More Hawaiian Monk Seals are Rescued
Last updated: September 28, 2018

Maiapilo and ‘Ākulikuli were suffering from malnourishment at the time they were rescued in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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Harbor Seal Fiesta

Harbor Seal Success Story
Last updated: September 7, 2018

Harbor seal Fiesta was a patient at the Center earlier this year, rescued after facing harassment from humans and maternal abandonment. After successful rehabilitation and release, he was sighted in Monterey, happy and healthy.

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Hawaiian monk seal RK58 faced rejection from his mother

Ke Kai Ola Welcomes a New Patient
Last updated: August 8, 2018

The newest patient to arrive at Ke Kai Ola is a male monk seal pup that was transported from Kaua‘i after facing rejection from his mother.

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Dr. Claire Simeone’s TED Talk

Our Own TED Fellow
Last updated: August 7, 2018

Claire Simeone, veterinarian, conservationist and director of our hospital in Hawai‘i, calls for opening our minds to a new kind of learning: between humans and animals.

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Hawaiian monk seal pup Sole

Sole Comes to Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: July 20, 2018

A new Hawaiian monk seal patient recently arrived at Ke Kai Ola, our hospital and visitor center on the Big Island of Hawai‘i that is dedicated to this endangered species. The male pup was rescued on the remote Kalaupapa Peninsula on the island of Moloka‘i and brought to our hospital for care.

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