Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: California Sea Lion at in care at TMMC

The Marine Mammal Center


The Marine Mammal Center's mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Its core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community. The organization is headquartered in Sausalito, where its main medical and rehabilitation facilities are located. There are two satellite operations:

  • The Monterey Bay Operation is located in Moss Landing and responds to marine mammals and sea turtles in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
  • The San Luis Obispo Operation is located in Morro Bay and responds to marine mammals and sea turtles in San Luis Obispo County.

The Marine Mammal Center joined the OWCN in 1995.