In 2014, The Marine Mammal Center opened “Ke Kai Ola” (“The Healing Sea”) a hospital and education center dedicated to caring for injured, ill, and orphaned Hawaiian monk seals and returning them to the wild and to be a place where children and the community learn to care for this beautiful marine mammal. Our goal is to promote Hawaiian monk seal recovery through 1) a science-based rehabilitation program; 2) a highly trained and well-managed volunteer stranding response network; and 3) coordinated community efforts and partnerships to inspire the local community to protect, care for, and ensure the future of this endangered species.
If you spot a Hawaiian monk seal, call our 24-hour hotline to report the sighting at 808-987-0765.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Center's efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal
Mahalo Nui Loa to our Sponsors and Supporters!
Mahalo nui loa to our many other foundation, business, and individual supporters in Hawaii and off island. And special thanks to NOAA Fisheries for their critical support and partnership. We also are deeply grateful to the support and advice of our Ke Kai Ola Advisory Council.
You can make a difference to ensure the survival of the Hawaiian monk seal!
Consider a donation to save this endangered species.
For more information about our programs and how to be a supporter, please contact Jennifer Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 754-4033. Mailing address for Ke Kai Ola is:
Ke Kai Ola | The Marine Mammal Center
73-4460 Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy, Ste 112
Kailua Kona, HI 96740