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Marine Mammal Center

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Best Free North Bay Tours

Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the North Bay and some attractions offer free group or self-guided tours.

04/19/2014

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Marine Mammal Center Says More Animals In Need Than Ever Before

On Tuesday we told you the story of Hoppie the sea lion pup’s rescue and rehabilitation by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center, but the truth is the facility is on the brink of having more wayward mammals in need than ever before.

04/16/2014

Sea lion Hoppie, rescued after swimming up the San Joaquin River south of Modesto. (Credit The Marine Mammal Center)

Sea Lion Pup Rescued, Recovering At Sausalito Marine Mammal Center

10 years after an adult sea lion was rescued in Los Banos, a sea lion pup is now being rehabilitated by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center after being rescued from the same area.

04/15/2014

(Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

KCBS Animal Update: Harbor Seals’ Seafood Diet—Similar To Humans, Aids In Research

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says Harbor seals are helping with human health research because they live on or near the shore and eat similar seafood to humans.

03/10/2014

Marine Mammal Center volunteers feed an elephant seal pup (CBS)

Biologists Use Marine Mammals To Map Toxins On California Coast

California marine scientists are collecting samples from sea mammals around the state in an effort to create a map of toxic hot spots.

01/05/2014

A fin whale found Monday on Stinson Beach. (CBS)

Huge Whale Dies After Washing Ashore On Stinson Beach

A fin whale measuring roughly 50 feet died after washing ashore on the north end of Stinson Beach on Monday. There was no word yet on what caused the whale to wash ashore; a necropsy was being conducted to determine the whale’s cause of death.

08/19/2013

A harbor seal pup. (NOAA)

Campaign Urges Bay Area Beachgoers To ‘Leave Seals Be’

During pupping season the Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center is helping abandoned and sick elephant and harbor seal pups with a “Leave Seals Be” campaign, according to center officials.

03/15/2013

A sea lion tangled in fishing line was rescued off San Francisco's Pier 39 on October 9, 2012. (CBS)

Sea Lion Found Entangled At Pier 39 Returned To Ocean

A sea lion that was rescued from San Francisco’s Pier 39 after being found entangled in plastic last week is safe at sea Thursday afternoon, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.

10/19/2012

A sea lion tangled in fishing line was rescued off San Francisco's Pier 39 on October 9, 2012. (CBS)

1 Of 2 Entangled Sea Lions Rescued At SF’s Pier 39

A rescue crew has captured one of two sea lions that were spotted entangled in debris at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Tuesday, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.

10/09/2012

Whirlybird, the sea lion blinded by metal fragments from a gunshot. (Marine Mammal Center)

Sea Lion Blinded By Gunshot Wound Recovering In Sausalito

A California sea lion blinded by a gunshot wound was recovering at Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center six weeks after it was found in Santa Cruz.

08/14/2012

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