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Guadalupe Fur Seal Snaggle

Snaggle is now Free!
Last updated: January 9, 2019

This young Guadalupe fur seal was found entangled in fishing gear on a beach in Marin County. He was rescued by The Marine Mammal Center, disentangled, and released back to the ocean.

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Whale disentanglement training

Humpback Whale Freed From Deadly Entanglement
Last updated: November 20, 2018

A juvenile humpback whale was freed from entanglement in fishing gear off the coast of Eureka, California. This was accomplished through a collaborative effort by trained responders, including a team from The Marine Mammal Center.

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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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