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You Can Help Save a Seal on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Did you know? Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that’s celebrated the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with the spirit of charity. You can join in the fun and help make the world a better place, one marine mammal at a time.

You can donate to help save seals, sea lions, otters and other sea animals when you support The Marine Mammal Center, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates marine animals and studies the health of the ocean. Donations from kind people like you fund this critical work, increasing our understanding of how we can better protect our ocean and marine mammals for future generations.

Your donation will help send a marine animal back to their ocean home for the holidays. Sick northern fur seal pups like Larissa, entangled animals like harbor seal pup Lucinda and large whales need your support today.

You Can Give a Marine Mammal a Second Chance


Go Behind the Scenes on Facebook Live

You can get a behind-the-scenes peek at our Sausalito hospital and animal patients when you join us for a series of exciting Facebook Lives on Giving Tuesday, November 30. Come to the 3pm PT event ready with questions because you’ll get to hear from a panel of our whale, dolphin and porpoise experts. Text MAMMAL to 51555, and we will text you a reminder when we are live!

two northern fur seals

Behind-the-Scenes at The Marine Mammal Center

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California sea lion pups in the water

Behind-the-Scenes at The Marine Mammal Center

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Trained responders on a boat labeled "Whale Rescue"

Q&A with The Marine Mammal Center's Whale Experts

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Here's how your donation can save an entangled pup like Lucinda

$1 = 1 pound of fish

Fish, fish and more fish! You can help feed a patient with your gift. 

$10 = 1 fish smoothie for 1 seal pup

You can help a patient like Lucinda get all the nutrition they need with a thick, rich smoothie of ground fish and salmon oil. Yum!

$25 = 1 day of medical care for 1 seal pup

You can help ensure a patient gets the rehabilitative care and treatment they need to recover and be released back to the ocean.

$50 = 1 day of fish smoothies for 1 seal pup

Fish smoothies all day long! Yum!

$75 = 1 day of meals & meds for 1 seal pup

You will help feed and care for a patient like Lucinda until they are healthy enough to be released back to their ocean home with a second chance at life.

harbor seal pup Lucinda
Harbor seal pup Lucinda was rescued with fish hooks lodged in her flipper, tongue and stomach.