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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/

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

On Friday, June 5, 2009 - World Environment Day - The Marine Mammal Center held a special ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration of its newly rebuilt headquarters. The event was attended by over 400 people and all received a peek at the new exhibits and facilites during staff-led tours. Event speakers included representatives from the offices of Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and Lynn Woolsey, as well as The National Park Service and National Marine Fisheries Service. Major contributors to the Center were also acknowledged during the ceremony and participated in the ribbon cutting event. Guests dined al-fresco on a catered lunch before taking part in privately guided tours.

The Marine Mammal Center opens to the public on Monday, June 15 and will be open daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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