June 6, 2021
In partnership with Terranea Resort, the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) rehabilitation team released two rehabilitated sea lions back into their natural habitat at Terranea’s Beach Cove in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8.
“We are very happy to share this positive recovery as part of our ongoing mission to care for and protect Los Angeles marine life,” said MMCC President Amber Becerra. “Terranea has been a tremendous partner for more than 10 years as part of their commitment to sustainability and protecting our precious coastal habitat.”
To date, the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur has treated and helped rehabilitate more than 8,000 marine mammal patients. The MMCC facility serves all Los Angeles county beaches where they provide care to injured or sick sea lions or sea lions stranded on the 70 miles of beach; with the goal to rehabilitate and release them back to their ocean habitat.
“We are delighted to continue to support the Marine Mammal Care Center and its precious marine mammal patients over the past 12 years,” said Terranea Resort Sustainability Leader Lauren Bergloff. “We remain committed to protecting this unparalleled coastal setting and supporting the education of our visitors and guests to enhance awareness and encourage additional support for our partners in the community.”
Both patients were male California sea lions, rehabilitated and released after being found stranded and emaciated in the South Bay.
To learn more, visit https://marinemammalcare.org/