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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, December 21, 2009
Young California sea lion in Monterey. Photo: Toni Gauthier
Here's an interesting interview with researcher Eric Montie who specializes in marine sensory biology at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science. Eric has visted the Center multiple times over the years and has collaborated with our research team on projects. One of the most important components of our work is rescuing and treating these animals in order to get them back to the wild, and studying marine mammal health issues that, in some cases, show a link back to the negative effects pollution has on the marine ecosystem. Sea lions are certainly the "Watchdogs of the Sea." Click here to read.
Posted by The Marine Mammal Center at 4:20 PM