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Socks - Entangled in a Frightening Way
Last updated: October 30, 2014

Socks is a California sea lion that was rescued in Morro Bay after being spotted with fish netting entangled around her. The entanglement was so severe that it left deep wounds around her neck and face.



Meet Armstrong: Victim of Gun Violence
Last updated: October 21, 2014

Who would shoot a sea lion? Over the years, The Marine Mammal Center has treated a disturbing number of sea lions that have been shot. Meet one of the survivors.


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.


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