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What We Do

At The Marine Mammal Center, we are guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. Our mission is to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.

The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary science, and education. Together, we can protect our shared ocean environment for future generations.

Sick and injured animals are rescued, treated and rehabilitated at our state-of-the-art veterinary facilities where we care for our patients until they can be released back to their ocean home.

Learning from every animal we respond to, the Center is a major contributor to the global body of research and knowledge about marine mammal medicine and health.

Our education programs and hands-on trainings at our teaching hospital support the next generation of informed scientists and engaged citizens who will ensure the health of our ocean and environment.

We’re working to save the endangered Hawaiian monk seal at our hospital in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

None of this life-saving work is possible without support from people like you. Find out how you can get involved and make a real difference for our patients and our global mission.

COVID Response

Focusing on safety in our core work.

Adopt a Seal

Your symbolic adoption helps our patients thrive.

Our Commitment

Expanding work on social and environmental equity.