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New Generator at MMCC

April 1st, 2016

There have been many facility projects and add-ons at the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) that are exciting to see, visible to the public, and which add new or expanded functionality. This is not one of those projects. That is because a backup generator system – a portable unit with a transfer switch to supply […]

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LA Times Article

March 10th, 2016

Why are so many sea lion pups starving? Scientists find the answer off the Central California coast From http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-starving-sea-lion-pups-20160301-story.html New research blames a lack of nutritious fish off California’s central coast for the rise in starving pups in Southern California. Karen Kaplan, Contact Reporter Government scientists say there’s a simple explanation for the surge in […]

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El Niño Prep – Phase II

January 7th, 2016

MMCC is very happy to report that phase 1 of our El Niño prep is accomplished — mainly one-time costs for items that will help MMCC succeed during the 2016 rain and provide years of future benefits. We installed custom awnings to cover 650 square feet of space where our dedicated staff prepare food and medications, evaluate new patients, and hand-feed animals that […]

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Science Corner – Jughandling

December 2nd, 2015

As this article is being written, the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) has nine Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) pups undergoing rehabilitation. This is a record number of these animals at the facility at the same time. The Northern fur seal population in the Eastern Pacific/Pribilof Islands (Alaska) is designated by the Marine Mammal Protection […]

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Pinnipeds Go Wild!

September 3rd, 2015

You’re Invited! Visit http://marinemammalcare.org/pinnipedsgowild for more information and to purchase tickets! WHEN– Friday October 9, 2015, 7 pm – 11 pm WHERE– Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach DANCE your flippers off to the Live Music of Andy & Renee ENJOY beer, wine, and appetizer bars by SAVOR BID on fantastic silent […]

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My Day on the Oil Spill

August 2nd, 2015

My Day on the Oil Spill An MMCC Perspective by David Bard The Background I have been affiliated with the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur (MMCC) since 1995: first as a volunteer, next as part-time staff, then (while working at an animal care facility on the east coast) as a supporter, and finally […]

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Introducing … Community Internships       

July 2nd, 2015

Marine Mammal Care Center is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of our first season offering a limited number of paid Community Internship Opportunities.  This pilot program, made possible through grants from the Port of Los Angeles and the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation, is designed to both meet personnel needs for the facility – which […]

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Chris Huff interacts with MMCC Visitors

July 1st, 2015

I’ve worked as an animal care volunteer at the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) for four years. As much as I like working with the animals, something I take particular pleasure in is talking with visitors at the fence. Call it outreach, if you will. Some visitors seem to want to simply view the animals […]

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Greetings

July 1st, 2015

Greetings.  I’m Jeff, the 2015 board president of MAR3INE. For more than 20 years, MAR3INE has raised money to support the only year round animal hospital for seals and sea lions in Los Angeles County.  Located just above the ocean in San Pedro, the Marine Mammal Care Center is a 24/7 marine mammal hospital that […]

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