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Sea otters like Langly need all the help they can get. Threats like entanglement and disease are pushing sea otters closer to the brink of extinction. But you can make a difference with your matched gift.

While we have the expertise to treat sick and injured sea otters, your help is needed to provide the meals and meds an animal needs for a second chance. And today, you can provide double the care.

Your matched support will help heal a sea otter, giving this threatened population a chance one animal at a time.

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Last-Minute Gift Guide for Valentine's Day

January 25, 2023
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Top Valentine's Day Gifts that Benefit The Marine Mammal Center, A Non-Profit that Rescues and Rehabilitates Marine Animals – No Shipping Required!

Our Last-Minute Gift Guide features gifts that give back to marine animals and don’t require shipping. By purchasing these last-minute gifts, you are supporting medical care for a patient in need, which has helped us rescue more than 24,000 marine mammals since 1975 while advancing global ocean conservation.

harbor seal Woody

For the animal-lover:

Downloadable Adopt-a-Seal®. $20

Adopt-a-Seal® lets you give a gift that gives back. When you symbolically adopt Pacific harbor seal Woody your purchase will provide the food and medical care sick and injured animals need to return home. Your download includes an adoption certificate that features a photo of Woody and her story of rescue to release. With more than 40 past patients to choose from – like sea otters, sea lions and more – you’re sure to find the perfect downloadable Adopt-a-Seal® for the animal lover in your life.

For the one you can't decide what to give:

A gift card to The Marine Mammal Center’s Gift Store. Starts at $10

Can’t decide what to give your loved one? Or do they prefer to shop for themselves? A gift card to the Center’s Gift Store will let your loved one choose their perfect present. When you purchase a gift card, you will receive an email that you can forward to your loved one so they can start shopping right away!

retail store gift card with harbor seal and a yellow ribbon
sea otter

For the one who has everything:

A donation in their honor. Starts at $5

The perfect gift that gives back for someone who doesn’t need more stuff. A gift to The Marine Mammal Center in honor of your loved one has a big impact on ocean conservation. Send a personalized note with your donation and let them know they gave a second chance to a marine mammal. Your gift can be sent immediately or on a specific date.

For the distant loved one:

An Adopt-a-Seal® subscription. Starts at $150

Put a smile on your loved one’s face when you give them an Adopt-a-Seal® subscription—choose from our 6-Month or 12-Month options! Each month your loved one will receive a heartwarming patient story in their mailbox, complete with an adoption certificate and patient photo. Yes, this gift does require shipping, but it makes for the perfect last-minute present because your purchase comes with a downloadable gift IOU to give your loved one while they wait for their special present to arrive.

harbor seal Bogey
Postcard service


Let us send a Valentine's Day gram for you. $5

Sending your loved one a cheerful Valentine’s Day postcard is now easier than ever. After selecting a marine mammal photo for the front, simply choose your favorite punny message, write in your own, or do both. That’s it! We’ll take care of mailing the postcard for you. Just imagine how happy your loved one will be once they receive your special Valentine’s Day gram. This service is available until Friday, February 17.

Looking for more gift options? Explore our guide to the Top Eco Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts. Your purchase comes with a downloadable gift IOU to give your Valentine while they wait for their special present to arrive.  

A purchase will help to support global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.

Browse all of our downloadable Adopt-a-Seal stories to find the perfect last-minute gift that gives back to seals, sea otters, sea lions and other marine animals.

Yes, I want to save a life!

Yes, I want to save a life!

You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
  • $65 You'll make second chances possible

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