Marine Mammal Care

Report an Animal

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To report sick, injured or abandoned marine mammals, call our partner, Marine Animal Rescue via the toll free hotline (800) 39 WHALE


  • Stay back: Federal law requires that you stay 50 yards away from the animals.
  • Keep dogs away.
  • Notify lifeguard.
  • Maintain visual.
  • Provide info: photos, location, size, activity


  • Disturb.
  • Try to catch it.
  • Scare it into the water.
  • Throw it into the water.
  • Cover in a blanket.
  • Feed it.
  • Take close photos.

Your call saves animals in need. Marine Mammal Care Center is the only 24/7/365 safe haven for seals and sea lions in Los Angeles County.