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Welcome to our Latest News Page, where you can preview the most recent stories and activities at The Marine Mammal Center!

Harbor Seal Percy

Harbor Seal Orphans are Coming in to the Center
Last updated: April 10, 2016

It's pupping season on the beaches of California and The Marine Mammal Center has rescued a number of harbor seal pups that have become separated from their mothers.


Rudy Miramontes

Rudy Miramontes Learns How to Eat Fish
Last updated: October 7, 2016

Rudy Miramontes is a starving Guadalupe fur seal that is getting fish milkshakes until she learns how to eat whole fish. She is a stubborn little fur seal.


Facebook Live: Watch a Pup Feeding!

Watch a Pup Feeding!
Last updated: March 8, 2017

The Marine Mammal Center premiered a Facebook Live event last week, allowing viewers to get an up-close look at an elephant-seal pup feeding, narrated by our veterinary experts Dr. Claire Simeone and Dr. Cara Field.

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First Pups 2017

Here Come the Pups!
Last updated: February 3, 2017

After a record year of elephant seal rescues in 2016, our first elephant seal pups of 2017 have arrived, still wearing the black coats of newborn pups. This is a great time to visit the Center, because these little babies are making a lot of noise!


Patient of the Year 2016

Choose Your Favorite Patient of the Year for 2016!
Last updated: January 12, 2017

Six candidates have been nominated for Patient of the Year for 2016—vote for your favorite pinniped before January 31. We’ll announce the winner in our February e-newsletter.

Vote Today! >>

CSL Laverne

Laverne Goes Home
Last updated: January 12, 2017

California sea lion Laverne faced a long recovery at the Center, but with the help of a new eye gel treatment, her painful cataract was treated and she was released back to her ocean home.


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