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In Tough Year for Seals and Sea Lions, Rescue Center Works Overtime

August 12, 2015 by Melanie Hess

In a normal year, The Marine Mammal Center rescues around 600 animals. It's only August, and they're way, way past that number.

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Bay Area Seal Researchers Travel the Pacific to Save a Species

September 10, 2014 by Ted Andersen

Marin's Marine Mammal Center is spreading its reach across the Pacific, and this summer opened a $3.2 million seal hospital in Hawaii that is the only facility in the world dedicated to treating and protecting the Hawaiian monk seal.


Artists cast a net for safer oceans

June 14, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

A new art installation at the Marine Mammal Center puts the focus on ghost nets -- lost fishing gear that wreaks havoc in the ocean -- and on what we can all do to make our oceans healthier.

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In unpoliced oceans, marine mammal shootings go unsolved

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?

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Cousteau: Youth the answer to imperiled oceans

September 27, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

Jean-Michel Cousteau visits Marin's Marine Mammal Center to deliver hope to visiting schoolchildren: "Educating youth is the best investment we can make."


Marine Mammal Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Marine Mammal Center is the premier rescue and rehabilitation organization for marine mammals on the West Coast. The center also conducts research and education programs at their facility in Marin County.

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Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This park has it all: miles of trails, hills, cliffs, beaches, forested valleys and spectacular views of the coast, San ...

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Sea lions return to open seas

May 03, 2012 by Bay Nature

A month after he was found malnourished and disoriented in the middle of a dangerous ferry commuter crossing, Al Catraz ...

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“Washed Ashore” Exhibit Turns Ocean Plastic into Monumental Sculptures

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.

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High Time For Harbor Seal Pupping

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.

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