Marine Mammal Center
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.
California marine scientists are collecting samples from sea mammals around the state in an effort to create a map of toxic hot spots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northern fur seals normally live in waters around Russia, Alaska and California. Officials said it’s the first time a wild fur seal has shown up in Hawaii.
CBS 5’s Ken Bastida confirms that the animal is not trapped, and could leave the wide slough if he wants. Experts from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito came down Wednesday and said the behavior is not uncommon.
A gray whale that had been tangled in a fishing net for more than three weeks as it swam up the California coast was finally disentangled Thursday by a fishing boat crew out of Bodega Bay.