Latest from Marine Mammal Center
November 13, 2012 by Courtney Quirin
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito has treated six gunshot victims so far this year, including Whirlybird, a sea lion. Which raises the disturbing question. Who is shooting marine mammals and why?
July 01, 2011 by Carly Peltier
The 16 giant plastic sea creature sculptures on display at the Marine Mammal Center arose from artist Angela Pozzi's desire to find solace in the ocean: "I went to the ocean to look for healing, but I found that the ocean needed healing before it could heal me." Her new exhibit, Washed Ashore, is on display through October 15, 2011.
April 22, 2011 by Erica Reder
Unlike sea lions and elephant seals, harbor seals shun attention. A harbor seal may flee at the slightest disturbance, and mothers have been known to abandon pups when harassed. Late April is peak pupping time, so watch out when you are kayaking on the Bay or walking certain beaches.
July 01, 2009 by Aleta George
The Marine Mammal Center, one of the foremost wildlife rescue organizations on the West Coast, has a new home where you can see a lot more of what the center's staff and volunteers do to care for and study injured and ill seals, sea lions, and other marine mammals.
January 01, 2003 by Barbara Tannenbaum
An increasing number of gray whales have been spotted in San Francisco Bay in recent years. Why are these aquatic giants venturing here now in greater numbers? Are they temporary refugees? Or are they adding a regular stop on their 10,000-mile-long migration route?