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2014 News Coverage Archives

The Center in the News 2014

November 21, 2014

KPIX News
Sea lion rescued

A Steller sea lion pup is rescued in Washington state and transported to The Marine Mammal Center for treatment.

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November 20, 2014

SFBay
Baby sea lion reco­vering after Coast Guard rescue

A baby sea lion found on a Washington beach stranded, emaciated and suffering from various wounds is being nursed back to health at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito after getting a lift on a Coast Guard long-range aircraft.

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November 19, 2014

You're the Expert
With Dr. Claire Simeone

Live from the Bay Area Science Festival! Dr. Claire Simeone works at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. She's the first scientist to study painkillers for dolphins and she helps comedians Myq Kaplan, Anna Drezen, and Nato Green learn all about her research on seals, whales, and other marine mammals. Hosted by Chris Duffy. Technical direction by Kevin Brunswick. This episode is sponsored by HotelTonight.

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November 14, 2014

MYNorthwest
Sea lion pup rescued on Washington coast gets first class flight

A sea lion pup found stranded on the Washington coast is settling in to spacious new digs in Northern California after hitching a ride Thursday with the Coast Guard.

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November 13, 2014

MYNorthwest
Rescued sea lion pup takes flight

A recently rescued sea lion was loaded onto a Coast Guard plane Thursday and swept off to a rehabilitation facility in California.

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April 22, 2014

National Geographic
Record Number of Seals and Sea Lions Rescued in California

A record number of seals and sea lions for this time of year have been admitted to California treatment facilities. The lead vet working with the animals blames a "perfect storm" of causes, including a toxic algal bloom and seasonal factors.

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April 19, 2014

CBS News
Sea lion mystery: One lost pup found 100 miles from ocean

A growing number of sick and injured seals and sea lions are turning up in California. One was found 100-miles inland and officials are unsure exactly why. Danielle Nottingham reports.

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April 16, 2014

CBS Sacramento
Sea Lion Pup ‘Hoppie’ Recovering After Central Valley Trek

A sea lion pup is recovering after being found wandering over 100 miles inland, officials say.

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April 16, 2014

CBS/KCBS
Marine Mammal Center Says More Animals In Need Than Ever Before

On Tuesday we told you the story of Hoppie the sea lion pup’s rescue and rehabilitation, but the truth is the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is on the brink of having more wayward mammals in need than ever before.

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April 15, 2014

CBS/KCBS
Sea Lion Pup Rescued, Recovering At Sausalito Marine Mammal Center

It doesn’t happen often, but it’s happened again. Another wounded sea lion was rescued in the Central Valley and is being cared for by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

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April 14, 2014

The Fresno Bee
Wrong-way sea lion pup found in Los Banos gets back on track

It’s not the first time a sea lion got lost in Merced County, but it might just be the cutest.

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April 12, 2014

KTVU
TMMC Domoic Acid Warning

The Marine Mammal Center is featured in this news segment warning consumers of high Dominic Acid levels in some seafood.

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March 18, 2014

The Santa Cruz Sentinel
Sea lion rescued from Capitola beach

A distressed sea lion found near Hooper Beach on Monday is in good hands after it was rescued by officials from the Marine Mammal Center in Moss Landing.

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March 4, 2014

San Jose Mercury News
Two local marine mammal rescues highlight the work of dedicated nonprofit

Walking along Linda Mar Beach on Friday, Feb. 21, third grade Ocean Shore teacher Sheila Gamble-Dorn, spotted a very lethargic sea lion by San Pedro Creek.

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March 4, 2014

Bay Nature
Bottlenose Dolphins Move North Into the Bay, Creating a Research Puzzle

About 60 coastal bottlenose dolphins have been spotted traveling from Southern California to the waters off Bodega Bay, pushing the northern limit of their range and leaving the scientists who study them with a mystery: Long distance migrations aren’t unusual for marine mammals, but these dolphins aren’t making seasonal swims.

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March 3, 2014

Marin Independent Journal
National parks in Marin bolster local economy, report says

National parks in Marin County brought almost $569 million a year in spending to the area and helped employ 5,481 people in 2012, according to a report released Monday.

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March 1, 2014

Nature World News
Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Hospital Now Funded, Set to Open this Summer

A new center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals has received full funding and is scheduled to open this summer.

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February 24, 2014

Mill Valley Patch
The Northern Elephant Seal: Recovery of a Species

Much has changed over the past century and a half in the way that the story of natural history is told. In the late 19th century, Charles M. Scammon was one of the most prominent natural historians to study marine mammals. He was also a hunter of marine mammals.

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February 7, 2014

Hawaii 24/7
Marine Mammal Center fully funded, will open in summer

Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to The Marine Mammal Center’s new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital, which is dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species.

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