Marine Mammal Center
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.
San Franciscans have much to brag about: cordial temperatures, diverse culture and fabulous views from so many vantage points around the city. This is the north, south, east and west of it, short on miles, but big on beauty.
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is reporting a higher-than-usual number of emaciated elephant seal pups.
Marin County’s Marine Mammal Center has been caring for a sea lion pup that was rescued from a dock on Alcatraz Island two weeks ago, spokesman Jim Oswald said.
With the arrival of the first harbor seal pup this spring to the Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center, handlers there are reminding the public to steer clear of seal pups they see on the beach in a public education campaign called “Leave Seals Be”.
Three California sea lions were released back into the wild Tuesday after being nursed back to health by the Marine Mammal Center.
A 18-foot orca that had suffered a head wound was found dead on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last week, a National Park Service spokesman said Monday.
A sea lion that crossed U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame on Saturday after being shot in the face had to be euthanized, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center said Wednesday.