Pacific Marine Mammal Center
“The Pacific Marine Mammal Center Rescues, Rehabilitates And Releases Marine Mammals And Inspires Ocean Stewardship Through Research, Education And Collaboration.”
Our core marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation operations provide us with a platform to contribute to the understanding of the health of our ocean waters and its inhabitants. And just like every other aspect of what we do, we collaborate with others to make a much more substantial impact in support of the scientific and broader community
All of us at Pacific Marine Mammal Center are very proud of our beginnings. Pacific Marine Mammal Center was the first marine mammal rehabilitation facility in California and was established prior to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. We now share the responsibility for marine mammal rehabilitation with six other centers along the California’s coastline.
Come see some some of our current rescued patients recovering! We are run primarily by volunteers who will greet you in our visitor yard and introduce you to our California sea lions, Northern elephant seals, Pacific harbor seals or Northern fur seal patients. Our visitor yard features interactive displays, marine mammal artifacts, and our Treasure Trove gift shop. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated!