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Whale necropsy

Sentinels of the Sea: Whale Autopsy
Last updated: March 6, 2018

Listen to the second episode of the Sentinels of the Sea podcast series. This episode takes a deep dive into the Center’s research aimed at better understanding whales—and our ocean—through autopsy.

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Duzzy, sea lion, marine mammal center

Sentinels of the Sea: Sea Lion Cancer
Last updated: February 27, 2018

Listen to the first episode of the new Sentinels of the Sea podcast series. This episode focuses on cancer in sea lions and the research being carried out by The Marine Mammal Center to determine why sea lions have one of the highest rates of cancer of any species on earth, including humans.

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Vote for Your Favorite Marine Mammal Patient of 2017!

Who Won the Patient of the Year?
Last updated: February 6, 2018

You helped choose our Patient of the Year for 2017! Find out who won from a list of seven of our most memorable patients.

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Facebook Live: Hawaiian monk seal release

Watch a Hawaiian Monk Seal Leave Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: November 28, 2017

Say a hui hou (until we meet again) to our Hawaiian monk seals, 'Awapuhi and Koani Pehu. Narrated by Conservation Medicine Veterinarian Dr. Claire Simeone.

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Yankee Doodle, southern sea otter

Yankee Doodle Came to Town
Last updated: September 6, 2017

Yankee Doodle is a southern sea otter treated for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic condition that can cause fatal brain infections in this threatened species.


Sea otter at Moss Landing

Hope for a Threatened Species
Last updated: August 31, 2017

Otto and Yankee Doodle are two southern sea otters rehabilitated at the Center. The recovery of this species is an important part of global ocean conservation, so two of our pen areas have been retrofitted to help rehabilitate sea otters.


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