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Sea Lion Saved from Streets of San Francisco

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Sometimes, it simply is a wonderful feeling to see some good news in the world of animal awareness.

Here is a story that shows you there are some good moments in life – in this case especially in the life of this sea lion.

“It’s not unusual to see a sea lion in San Francisco. For more than 25 years, California sea lions have been frequent visitors to San Francisco’s PIER 39, hauling out on the floating docks by the hundreds.

What is unusual, however, is to see a sea lion haul out of the water at a marina and cross the busy streets of San Francisco. But that’s exactly what happened last week when a sea lion pup found himself lost in San Francisco’s Marina District.

Luckily for this lost pup, he didn’t get far before the San Francisco Police Department arrived on the scene to keep him out of harm’s way until The Marine Mammal Center’s trained rescue team could bring him back to our hospital for care.”

Watch the video here:

http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/News-Room/2015-news-archives/rubbish.html#video

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Sea Creatures and Their Hearing

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Noise pollution is not only an issue above the water but more and more below the water, too. Many creatures of the oceans have had to adapt to the interference of noise but not always successfully. A new threat is the seismic blasting that takes place in several different regions of the Atlantic. Warnings have come up over the past few years, but so far no one has stepped up and stopped this new torture on animals.

Since “Companies are lining up to begin seismic blasting in the Atlantic. This precursor to offshore oil drilling subjects the marine environment to dynamite-like sound blasts that can go on for weeks on end. The result? As many as 138,000 dolphins and whales could suffer injury or possibly even death.”

You can read more here: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2015/150305.asp http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/02/140228-atlantic-seismic-whales-mammals/ http://oceana.org/publications/reports/deaf-whale-dead-whale-seismic-airgun-testing-oil-and-gas-threatens-marine-life

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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/

 

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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!

 

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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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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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