The Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal Center (MMC) is a global leader in marine mammal health, science and conservation, and is the largest marine mammal hospital in the world. Since 1975, the Center has rescued more than 24,000 marine mammals in California and Hawai‘i. Sick and injured animals are treated and rehabilitated at the Center's state-of-the-art veterinary facilities where patients are cared for until they can be released back to their ocean home. As a nonprofit organization, MMC's mission is to advance global ocean conservation through rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education, guided by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike.
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) is a non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and stranded marine mammals. The amazing staff at PMMC is trained to recognize animals suffering from infections, malnourishment, pneumonia, gill net strangulation, and emerging diseases and conditions which can harm an animal's chance for survival. Their main goal is to rehabilitate these marine mammals to a state where they can be released back into the ocean. PMMC was the first marine mammal rehabilitation facility in California and celebrated its 50th year of saving marine wildlife in 2021. The organization also inspires ocean stewardship through science-based education programs reaching tens of thousands of people across the country. Visit PMMC's website to find out how you can get involved.