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Marine Mammal Center: Rescue & rehab of ill & injured marine mammals

By Gary Bogue
Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:35 am in Marine mammal, Marine Mammal Center, Sea lions, Seals, Whales.

Harbor seal pup
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The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals – primarily elephant seals, harbor seals and California sea lions – and to the study of their health.

Humpback whale. Photo by Flickr user Malleson used under a Creative Commons License.
Humpback breach Malleson

Since 1975, the Center has been headquartered in the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has rescued and treated more than 15,000 marine mammals.

The Center’s newly rebuilt headquarters in Sausalito gives visitors the unique opportunity to learn about marine mammals through viewing areas and educational exhibits.  The hospital is open to the public daily 10 A.M.-5 P.M. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information and to sign up for the Center’s eNewsletter, go to: http://www.marinemammalcenter.org

A truly great group! /Gary

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