Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute
Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI, pronounced "sim-wee") is dedicated to making a difference through marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation, research and education to promote ocean and human health.
CIMWI is a part of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program under the direction of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. CIMWI is the only authorized organization to respond to and rehabilitate pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) and cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises and whales) for Ventura County. CIMWI joined the OWCN in 2011.