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Vote for Your Favorite Marine Mammal Patient of 2017!

Vote for the Patient of the Year!
Last updated: January 24, 2018

You can help us choose our Patient of the Year for 2017! Choose from this list of seven of our most memorable patients.

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Facebook Live: Hawaiian monk seal release

Watch a Hawaiian Monk Seal Leave Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: November 28, 2017

Say a hui hou (until we meet again) to our Hawaiian monk seals, 'Awapuhi and Koani Pehu. Narrated by Conservation Medicine Veterinarian Dr. Claire Simeone.

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Yankee Doodle, southern sea otter

Yankee Doodle Came to Town
Last updated: September 6, 2017

Yankee Doodle is a southern sea otter suffering from toxoplasmosis, a parasitic condition that can cause fatal brain infections in this threatened species.


Sea otter at Moss Landing

Hope for a Threatened Species
Last updated: August 31, 2017

Otto and Yankee Doodle are two southern sea otters currently at the Center. The recovery of this species is an important part of global ocean conservation, so two of our pen areas have been retrofitted to help rehabilitate sea otters.


Hawaiian monk seal pup rescued

Meet the New Patients at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: June 23, 2017

Two more Hawaiian monk seal pups, named `Awapuhi and Mililani, have been rescued in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and brought to our hospital at Ke Kai Ola for rehabilitation. This follows the release of four patients from last year that are now thriving back in their ocean home.


Facebook Live: Watch an Elephant Seal Pup Feeding!

Watch an Elephant Seal Pup Feeding!
Last updated: May 19, 2017

Listen to the wild howls and cackles of the more than 140 animals that are onsite right now as you watch this exciting video. It’s peak pupping season and our pups are hungry for another meal! See firsthand what it’s like to go through more than 1,000 pounds of fish a day feeding a bunch of hungry pups?

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