Marine Mammal Care

Report an Animal

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To report sick, injured or abandoned marine mammals, call us via the toll free hotline (800) 39 WHALE


  • Give animals at least 50 feet of space between you and them.
  • Use your camera’s zoom to take a photo.
  • Keep your dog and marine mammals safe by using a leash.
  • Call us at 1-800-39-WHALE or notify a lifeguard if you see a marine mammal in distress.


  • Get close or disturb the animal – they need rest just like us!
  • Try to catch, move, or put it back in the water.
  • Feed it. Human food is for humans only.
  • Take selfies with animals – use your zoom from at least 50 feet away.

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.