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Your Impact Will Go Twice as Far for a Pup

Do you notice all those folds of skin? They tell a heartbreaking story of a pup far too thin. 

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elephant seal pup Horseshoe
Viktor Gazarian

Viktor Gazarian

Life Support Systems & Facilities Technician

Viktor Gazarian started with The Marine Mammal Center in 2018 as an animal husbandry and life support volunteer at Ke Kai Ola, working with Hawaiian monk seals. Almost five years later, he joined the staff as Life Support Systems & Facilities Technician, based out of our Sausalito hospital. 

Growing up in Washington in the Pacific Northwest, Viktor has always had a passion for environmental conservation. His Eagle Scout project was a large mammal enclosure for bobcat, wolf and coyote at a local shelter. 

Viktor brings to the Center a background involving bird colony studies in Mexico, as well as scientific-based diving for eel grass harvesting and replanting, as part of Puget Sound restoration initiatives. He also has experience in commercial surface-supplied diving in superfund sites in western Washington and northern Oregon, along with extensive underwater video inspections of sediment caps, pier pilings and water tower interiors. 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Hawaiian Monk Seal Husbandry
  • Enrichment Fabrication 
  • Conservation
  • Life Support Maintenance