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First Elephant Seal Pup of 2016 is Here
Last updated: February 4, 2016

The storms of January brought with them high winds and rough surf, conditions that make it easy for an elephant seal pup to get separated from her mother. Such was the case with Januellie, the first elephant seal pup to arrive at the Center in 2016.


Patient of the Year 2015

Patient of the Year for 2015 - the Votes are in!
Last updated: January 29, 2016

2015 was a year of amazing stories, so there were quite a few candidates to choose from for Patient of the Year. You have spoken with your votes, so now it is time to see the results of this close election.

Patient of the Year - View the Election Results >>

CSL Crisis

A Wrap Up of the Record-Breaking Year of 2015
Last updated: January 8, 2016

A "Sea Lion Tsunami," a harmful algal bloom, a milestone in Hawaii, and a "Furnado" of fur seals all took place in the past year. Find out why the 40th anniversary year of The Marine Mammal Center was unprecedented in so many ways.


Tolay the Elephant Seal

Why Did the Elephant Seal Cross the Road?
Last updated: December 29, 2015

The Marine Mammal Center rescued and relocated a 900-pound pregnant elephant seal when she repeatedly tried to cross busy Highway 37 in Sonoma County.


Ernesto, the Harbor Seal with a Broken Wing

Ernesto Gets a Chance to Fly Again
Last updated: December 14, 2015

A bone infection in his flipper required Ernesto to undergo intensive surgery and a partial amputation. But now his "wing" is healthy and he has been released back to the wild.


Northern fur seal

Ocean Conditions Continue to Impact Marine Mammals
Last updated: November 19, 2015

Northern fur seals are stranding along the coast of California in record numbers, as warm ocean waters take their toll on food sources.


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