Our mission: To expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and inspire their global conservation.
Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
We partner with leading scientists and other professionals to learn from the patients in our care—patients from healthy, endangered, and at-risk populations—and expand and advance scientific knowledge, thus enhancing understanding of the health of our oceans and highlighting implications for human health.
We disseminate knowledge to members of the scientific community and general public. We ultimately inspire action and foster stewardship towards the care of our environment.
At all times we are guided by the following values:
Respect for the innate importance of each animal in our care.
Respect for the environment in which our patients live, and that we share.
A commitment to uphold the highest standards of animal care and welfare.
A rigorous pursuit of science, and a commitment to scientific integrity.
Appreciation for the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, without whom we could not exist.
Recognition that all members of our community—volunteers, donors, staff and directors—are essential to the pursuit and success of our mission and deserve our respect.
A pursuit of our mission that encourages innovation, collaboration and teamwork.