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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!

Record Number of Patients!

A Record Number of Patients
Last updated: April 17, 2014

Pupping season is always the busiest time of year for The Marine Mammal Center, but this year we are treating an unusually high number of patients in our hospital.

Find out the reasons why >>

Hoppie the Wayward Sea Lion

Meet Hoppie - Another Wayward Sea Lion
Last updated: April 17, 2014

Hoppie swam up the San Joaquin River and was rescued far inland, in the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, an area in between Modesto and Los Baños. This is not the first time the Center has rescued a wayward sea lion.


Jerry Mecabe at the Info Hut

Meet Jerry Mecabe and Sam Noble!
Last updated: April 9, 2014

Volunteer Appreciation Week is here, a time to honor the people who keep The Marine Mammal Center running - our amazing volunteers!


Shammyrock, entangled sea lion

Shammyrock Rescued with a Severe Entanglement!
Last updated: April 10, 2014

This young sea lion was in extreme pain when he was rescued with fishing nets  entangled around his face and neck. His struggle for survival is a lesson for us all as we work to clean up our oceans. Now he has been nursed back to health - watch a slideshow of his release at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore!


Pua, Sea Lion Pup

Rescued Sea Lion Pup Pua Survives Entanglement
Last updated: March 13, 2014

An animal entangled in ocean trash is always a tragedy, but even more so when the animal is a tiny little pup like Pua. Luckily she was rescued before the tangled fishing line strangled her.


Ziggy Star

Ziggy Star Has a New Home
Last updated: March 3, 2014

Ziggy Star, a northern fur seal who has been a patient at the Center since April, 2013, will soon be on her way to her new home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.


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