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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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Help Us, Help Them, Get Home

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!

An education docent will lead a tour of our center, tell you about our animals, and answer any questions that come up.

Upcoming Events

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Beneath The Surface: Climate Change and Antarctic Fur Seals

Lecture series for ocean lovers to learn from conservation experts

Animal Care,
Thursday, May 11th
6PM - 7PM
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Art Lab: Pinniped Rehabilitation

Monthly science and art workshop

Animal Care,
Saturday, June 3rd
1PM - 3PM
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