Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort McCarthur

Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort McArthur

 San Pedro

Located immediately adjacent to the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, this spill facility has the capacity to care for up to 20 pinnipeds affected by spill events. The OWCN-supported improvements to the existing facility, completed in November 1995, include the construction of a small intake/wash building containing six wash stations and the completion of a 13,000 gallon tank for ongoing rehabilitative care. During non-spill periods, this facility is are incorporated into ongoing rehabilitation of stranded and injured pinnipeds from the Los Angeles area and marine education programs through the Los Angeles Unified School District, mandated by the Marine Mammal Care Center..