Marine Mammal Center Law and Legal Definition
The Marine Mammal Center is a private non-profit veterinary research hospital and educational center in the U.S. This Center was established in 1975, and is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals. Elephant seals, harbor seals, and California sea lions are examples of a few marine mammals that are protected by the Center. It is headquartered in Sausalito, California.
The Centers takes in marine animals that are not able to survive in the wild, diagnose them, rehabilitate them, and, if possible, release them back into the wild. Sea turtles are the only non-mammal that the Center takes in.
The Marine Mammal Center also serves as a center for environmental research and education regarding marine mammals, namely cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions).
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