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Where Does Your Trash Go?

Photo: Adam Ratner, Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Adam Ratner, Marine Mammal Center

If you have been on the coast lately you will have noticed that with the waves rolling onto shore come all sorts of trash. Walking along a beach there are no longer only shells and pebbles you find, but all sorts of trash. And most of this is deadly for the animals who live in the water or next to it.

“Spiderpig, a young California sea lion with a severe entanglement injury, demonstrates how damaging the problem of ocean trash can be. He recently arrived at The Marine Mammal Center, just in time to show the importance of Coastal Cleanup Day.”

Coastal Cleanup Day is September 20th, 2014. So no matter what coast you are on on that day, please go help and collect as much trash as you can.

To read more about Spiderpig and Coastal Cleanup Day please read here

http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/News-Room/2014-news-archives/spiderpig.html

http://www.healthebay.org/volunteer/coastal-cleanup-day-1

http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/

 

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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Chad, Before and After His Rescue

 

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

 

With the help of the Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco this young sea lion was nursed back to a life of typical sea lion pleasures.

It is good to know there are people who do not look away but jump to the rescue. Thank you!

 

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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Exercising for the Seals

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

A fun event for all who like to support a good cause and be active at the same time will take place on August 16th, 2014:

“Countdown to the Starting Line!

The Marine Mammal Center’s 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals is just around the corner now, on Saturday, August 16, 2014! We hope to see you at the starting line!”

If you are in the San Francisco area that weekend join in on the fun.

Please read more and sign up here:

http://tmmc.marinemammalcenter.org/site/TR/Events/RunfortheSeals?fr_id=1080&pg=entry

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Blind Cuteness

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

With their big eyes seals seem to be looking straight into the hearts of onlookers. That some of these animals are blind is something most people never thought about. The Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco has been successful in giving some of these seals their vision back thanks to cataract operations.

“When Solar the northern elephant seal arrived in our care, he appeared to be just another young, malnourished animal. But when our veterinary experts took a closer look, they realized he was blind in both eyes due to cataracts that may have been congenital, meaning he was born with them.

If this story sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Just a year ago, you may remember we rescued and treated another young, blind elephant seal: Cappy. After successful cataract surgery, Cappy was able to return to the wild. He’s since been spotted several times and seems to be thriving. Using what we learned from Cappy’s case, our veterinary team is working hard to ensure a similar future for Solar.

Blindness in seals and sea lions is not as uncommon as you might think, and over the last few months, we’ve rescued a number of animals that are blind in one or both eyes.”

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Event: Charity Drive for Marine Mammals

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Purists and perfectionists would never even consider the concept of an aquarium. The Marine Mammal Center has an aquarium, but this center is also a place where hurt animals are taken so that without the Marine Mammal Center these creatures could not receive any help in the San Francisco Bay area. Supporting the Marine Mammal Center, therefore, is supporting this hospital for marine mammals. The next fund drive will be held in August:

“Add Some Fun to Your Run!
Wear a costume on Saturday, August 16, 2014, for The Marine Mammal Center’s 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals!What could be more fun than a charity run/walk with your dogs, friends and family? Doing it in costume!Put on your best ocean-inspired outfit and celebrate your love for the seals by joining our 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals fundraiser on August 16.

Sign up today for this one-of-a-kind fun run/walk that benefits the seal and sea lion patients at The Marine Mammal Center.
After the race, the costume party continues at Family Fun Day at The Marine Mammal Center. Enjoy free food and drinks, special classroom programs and tours of the Center, where you can learn about all the seal and sea lion patients you’re supporting.”

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area on August 16th, 2014 you can support the charity drive.

This is where you can sign up

http://tmmc.marinemammalcenter.org/site/TR/Events/General?sid=1120&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=1080

You can learn more about the Marine Mammal Center here

http://www.marinemammalcenter.org

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/15/sea-lion-pup-rescued-recovering-at-sausalito-marine-mammal-center/

 

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Saving Pickles, the Sea Lion

Pickles, the sea lion. Photo: Alyssa Rickman, The Marine Mammal Center

Pickles, the sea lion. Photo: Alyssa Rickman, The Marine Mammal Center

One of the big tourist attractions in San Francisco is Pier 39 – and that is mainly because of the sea lions.

“When a sea lion was spotted at PIER 39 with monofilament fishing line wrapped around his neck, The Marine Mammal Center launched a daring rescue mission to save him.”

You can read more about the rescue of Pickles from the fishing line at
http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/News-Room/2014-news-archives/pickles.html

You can read more about sea lions at
http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/education/marine-mammal-information/pinnipeds/california-sea-lion/#.U6RlWhb-rwI

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