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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 2, 2009

The Marine Mammal Center Debuts New Facility to the Public on June 15!

Above left: Observational deck with new displays. Right: New educational displays and sea lion statue at entrance. Photos by TMMC.

Above left: Interactive sea lion exhibit in exhibit hall. Right: New display signs for fish kitchen. Photos by TMMC.

It’s a busy time here at The Marine Mammal Center! The interactive exhibits are in, the educational displays are up, and press releases are being written as we speak to announce The Marine Mammal Center is finally open after 4 years of remodeling!

Not only have dedicated staff and volunteers put in extra hours to launch the new facility, Stranding and Animal Care crews have been working overtime to rescue and rehabilitate the high number of sea lion patients entering the Center (about 10 a day)! Although it is not known why this influx in sea lion strandings sometimes occurs, one thing is for sure: the pups are malnourished. The staff and volunteers have been working diligently to care for all the animals and are continuing to find out new information.

Whether you’re just visiting the area, or are a dedicated Marine Mammal Center member, the Center invites you to experience for yourself the newly rebuilt hospital, research, and educational facility opening on June 15th.

The Center features observational areas to view current patients, meals being prepared, lab work processed, and even necropsies being performed. Visitors can learn about marine mammals through interactive exhibits in the exhibit hall and hands-on displays in the education classroom.
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1 comment:

Chelsea said...

I am so excited to visit the center! I watched the special on the center from NOVA and I am coming to San Francisco soon after you open so it is on my must-do list. Thanks for all your center does!!