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MMCC Prepares for Anticipated El Niño

November 5th, 2015

Written by David Bard, Operations Director, Marine Mammal Care Center Every season at the Marine Mammal Care Center carries with it certain challenges in terms of being prepared: Will our initial fish order carry us through the bulk of the busy period, or will we need a supplemental order? Have all the maintenance and repair […]

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Science Corner – Seal Pox

November 5th, 2015

If you’ve ever visited MMCC, you may have noticed animals with marble-sized bumps or lesions on their skin. The lesions are likely the result of seal pox, a DNA virus that can occur in captive, rehabilitating, and free-ranging seals and sea lions. Seal pox (genus Parapoxvirus) is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be […]

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