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Marine Mammal Care Center inspires ocean conservation through marine animal rehabilitation, education, and research.
We rely on your generosity to continue saving lives.
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Inspiring Ocean Conservation

MMCC is a non-profit hospital for marine animals that strand on the 70+ miles of beaches from Malibu to Seal Beach due to illness, injury and malnutrition. MMCC has provided life-saving care for marine animals in need since 1992, with the goal of rehabilitating and releasing them back to their ocean home.

As the only year round marine animal hospital in Los Angeles County, MMCC is one of the busiest in the country, admitting on average over 350 patients per year. 

MMCC is located in San Pedro near the Port of Los Angeles, on property owned by Los Angeles Unified School District.

Ways to Give

We rely on your support to continue our crucial conservation work. There are many ways for you to support our hospital. Save a life today!

$20 contribution feeds a critical care pup a meal

Support our mission through your business and team

Symbolically adopt a patient and get special perks

Honor someone special in your life


We have reached conservation milestones with the support of our community. Together, we promote ocean conservation through education, research and rehabilitation.

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Our Patients

Fundraising Campaigns

Help us transition from our 15-year-old broken x-ray machine to a new digital one.

Cover every pup’s medical care, feeding and rehabilitation this summer.

Visit Us

We’re excited for you to make a reservation and visit our hospital and pinniped patients!

The Marine Mammal Care Center is Honored to Be a Trusted Organization

Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency: This recognition shows a nonprofit’s commitment to transparency, allowing potential donors and funders to make educated decisions. The Platinum Seal is the highest possible rating on Guidestar.

GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Nonprofit: These ratings come from donors, volunteers and others who have experienced the nonprofit’s impact firsthand.

Charity Navigator Four Star Charity: This recognition comes from third-party accreditation that validates our organization’s operational excellence. Four Star Charity is the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator. 

Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights: The Marine Mammal Care Center is dedicated to adhering to the AFP’s code of ethical conduct.

Upcoming Events

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