Marine Mammal Care Center
Los Angeles

The information on this page is current as of October 10, 2016 @ 16:00.

See below for patients admitted during 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and a month-by-month comparison of the last 4 years.

2016

 The Table below represents the number of patients admitted to MMCC during 2016.

SPECIESJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECYEAR-TO-DATE
California Sea Lion (Zalophus Californianus) 44  98 106  67 37  11 4 2  0 14  376
Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) 2  9  15  0 1  0  3  0 45
Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina) 0  1  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 5
Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) 0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0 0
Guadalupe Fur Seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) 0  0 1  0  0  0  0  0 1
Cetaceans
[a] = (Delphinus capensis)
[b] = (Grampus griseus)
[c] = (Delphinus delphis)
0 0 0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Total 47 101  116  83  49 18  7  5 2  0  8  14  
Cumulative TOTAL 47 148 264 347  396  414 421 426 428  428  436  450 450
2015

 The Table below represents the number of patients admitted to our center during 2015, the busiest year in our 23 year history. 

SPECIESJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECYEAR-TO-DATE
California Sea Lion (Zalophus Californianus) 105 161 145 84 73 33 7 2 6  4 10 19 649
Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) 0 0 10 8 6 2  2           28
Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina) 2 0 0 6 2 0  0        1   11
Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1      1 11   15
Guadalupe Fur Seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) 0 1 0 2 1 0  0            4
Cetaceans
[a] = (Delphinus capensis)
[b] = (Grampus griseus)
[c] = (Delphinus delphis)
0 0 0 0 1[a] 1[c]  0            2
Total 109  162  155  100  83  36  10 2 6  5  22 19  
Cumulative TOTAL 109 271 426 526 609 645  655 657  663 668 690  709 709
2014

The information on this chart represents the patients admitted during 2014, by species and month. To compare with past years, see the graph below.

SPECIESJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECYEAR-TO-DATE
California Sea Lion (Zalophus Californianus) 13 18 74 149 110 23 8 8 8 8 12 16 444
Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) 0 0 13 20 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 37
Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina) 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4   5
Guadalupe Fur Seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1
Cetaceans[a] = (Delphinus capensis)[c] = (Grampus griseus) Sea Turtles[b]= (Chelonia mydas) 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 0 0 1[b] 0  1[c] 3
Total 13 18 88 173 113 24 9 6 8 10 14 14  
Cumulative TOTAL 13 31 119 292 405 429 438 444 452 462 478 496 496
2013

These data represents the total patients admitted to MMCC, for 2013. Note the spike in California Sea Lion numbers during March, at the height of the Unusual Mortality Event (UME). The UME pertained to California Sea Lion pups, and was the sole factor in elevated intake numbers. To give this event perspective, total intake values by month for 2012 through 2015, are displayed on the graph below.

SPECIESJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECYEAR-TO-DATE
California Sea Lion (Zalophus Californianus) 48 115 242 89 56 19 10 5 2 6 2 13 607
Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)   2 18 4 1 1             26
Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina)   1       2             3
Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)   1                     1
Guadalupe Fur Seal (Arctocephalus townsendi)   1                     1
Cetaceans [a] = (Delphinus capensis)[b] = (Grampus griseus)         1[a]       1[b]       2
TOTAL 48 120 260 93 58 22 10 5 3 6 2 13  
Cumulative TOTAL 48 168 428 521 579 601 611 616 619 625 627 640 640

Intake Yearly Comparison

 

 

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