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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 and the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has rescued and treated more than 16,500 marine mammals and has accumulated a body of knowledge about marine mammal and ocean health. Through public education about marine mammals, the Center hopes to foster ocean stewardship and conservation. For more information, visit http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/

Thursday, October 2, 2008

At the Ready


Left, Lincoln Shaw makes the capture. Right, the rescue team pose after a successful rescue at Fort Mason. Photo: Marie DeStefanis, Tuesday Day Crew.

The Marine Mammal Center has some incredibly dedicated volunteers. On Tuesday, the animal care day crew was coming off of a long and tiring shift feeding and cleaning pens when the Stranding Department announced that there was an animal at Fort Mason in San Francisco that needed to be rescued. The crew jumped into action and instead of heading home as planned, headed over the Golden Gate Bridge and met another volunteer at the stranding site. At Fort Mason, the team was able to rescue the animal from the rocks. He has been nicknamed "Tuesday Day" after the team and is suspected of having leptospirosis.

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