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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/

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cinta, Tilley, and First Elephant Seals Rehabilitated at New Marine Mammal Center Facilities Released Back to Their Ocean Home!

Animals loaded into TMMC rescue truck. Photo by Nicole Lee
California sea lion, Tilley, sees her ocean home again!    Photo by Bob Wilson

Cinta, an endangered Guadalupe fur seal, is released back into the wild. Photo by Nicole Lee
Two of the first Elephant seal pups rehabilitated at the new MMC facilities are released. Photo by Nicole Lee

Last Friday The Marine Mammal Center released four patients back to their ocean homes. The animals released included Cinta, an endangered Guadalupe fur seal; Tilley, a California sea lion that suffered a terrible entanglement, and two of the first Elephant seal pup patients rehabilitated at the new MMC!

The release happened in the early afternoon and many on-lookers got a special treat to see the animals returning to their natural home. A special thanks goes out to the beach goers who pitched in a helping hand!

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