Basementeer Spotlight: The Marine Mammal Center



Marine Mammal Center staff releasing a seal into wildAs a marine mammal veterinary hospital, The Marine Mammal Center’s operations are considered critical and are excluded from the shelter order.  While they continue to rescue and care for orphaned, injured and ill marine mammals along our coast and bays, they are taking significant steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and animal patients.

As the world’s largest marine mammal hospital, operating for the past 45-years, the Center has witnessed first-hand the threats facing our ocean, upon which all life depends.  To meet the increasing challenges facing marine mammals and the ocean ecosystem, the Center has recently launched several ambitious initiatives. The support of the community is making it possible for us to adapt and maintain this critical work.  They thank you all for being a part of the solution.

While the visitor centers are closed during this time, a few ways to stay

While the visitor centers are closed during this time, a few ways to stay connected with the Center’s work are:

  1. Their award-winning education staff have created a few science activities for parents and caretakers to share with children home from school (TBH this is for the parents).

    Here are great activities for ages 4-8
    And great activities for ages 9-13
  1. Shop at their online store! Though with minimal staff onsite, please expect delays in order fulfillment.
  1. Donate! Your support is the reason why thousands of healthy animals have returned to their ocean home, and those efforts are not going to stop now. As they begin the busiest animal care months of the year, support from caring people like you is critical.

The Marine Mammal Center deeply appreciates the continued support of its wonderfully committed and generous donors, volunteers, staff, and partners.  We wish our global community well as we all navigate the current challenges created by this global health emergency.

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