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

Harbor seal pup

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.
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Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010
Under: Marine mammal, Marine Mammal Center, Sea lions, Seals, Whales | No Comments »

Killer whales: It’s time to let them go

Captive killer whale. Photo by Flickr user milan.boers used under a Creative Commons License.
killer whale milan.boers

Marine parks are not going to get rid of their captive killer whales, no matter how many trainers or whales are killed or injured along the way. We need to understand that.

The entertainment parks make way too much money from the public visitors who buy high-priced tickets to see and get splashed and thrilled up close and personal by these enormous marine predators.
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Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010
Under: Killer whale, Marine mammal, Orca | 8 Comments »