Triplicate Article — “Sea Lions Swarm the Parking Lot”
February 25, 2014
The Del Norte Triplicate today ran a great article by Laura Wiens, Triplicate Neighbors Editor, titled, “Hazard in the Harbor: Sea Lions Swarm the Parking Lot.” The article is highlighted by comments by NMMC founder Dr. Dennis Woods, DVM. He says, “Look at them [the Sea Lions] from your car. Do not approach them. No dogs should get near them.”
Please open the link below to read the entire article!
All Volunteer Meeting!! — 23 Feb 14
February 24, 2014
At high noon the NMMC held an All Volunteer meeting. Over 20 folks came to learn about current animal care protocols, legal volunteer requirements, and NNM C policies. Dr Dennis Woods, DVM, founder of the Center spoke about NMMC history and management and our current patient, Elephant Seal Coolio. Paul, the Ofice Manager, presented information on forms management for NOAA. Our Volunteer Coordinator Mister Blue kept everyone on track and reasserted that the Animal Care and Volunteer Handbook policies are to be followed. Janet Dickey, Hospital Coordinator, briefed everyone on health issues as well as bird care. Linda Stockton, the Stranding Coordinator, spoke about the Stranding Network, when and why to call and how to report stranded animals. At a break halfway through the meeting a fantastic potluck was held featuring among other things Ramone’s cookies courtesy of Cindi Lee and the Wags and Menace Foundation.¬†We were all excited to be gathered together in anticipation of the coming season. To become a member or volunteer please fill out our online application!
Ramone’s Bakery & Cafe Sponsors “Love for the Seals” Marine Mammal Cookie Sale — 17 to 23 Feb
February 9, 2014
Our thanks and love go out to Ramones Bakery & Cafe for sponsoring a great event to help us save the seals!!
From 17 to 23 February 2014 Ramone’s Bakery & Cafe invites you to treat yourself to some delicious Marine Mammal Cookies.
The “Love for the Seals” sale donates 25% of your Marine Mammal Cookie purchase to help care for sick & injured Marine Mammals in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.¬†
Gregorie (aka “Gigi”) Released 2 pm 9 Nov
November 9, 2013
A happy Harbor Seal Pup since she became our patient almost two months ago, Gigi was successfully reintroduced to her ocean home this afternoon. Gulls were seen to welcome her home and many of us saw her smile in thanks to the volunteers as she bobbed, swam out, and then disappeared into a gloriously sunshine packed November afternoon. She said to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, and medical personnel who helped her and that she was anxious to make friends and find her long lost Mom ASAP!
Fun 5k Fundraiser a Success!
October 5, 2013
Today we ‘ran’ the Fun 5k! We were graced with perfect running/walking weather. 47 participants completed the course and many others came and volunteered to support the Center and/or their athletes. It was unanimous: A good time was had by all! Complete race results will be posted on the Center’s website and Facebook by early this coming week.
2013 Run for the Seals 5k is a “GO!!”
August 2, 2013
The Entry Form is online for download. The course is set. The Seals have given their approval (more or less unanimously). Running clubs to the North and South have posted our humble little event in their huge online calendars. And the weather has been well thought out and specially prepared for race day. Please use the tab above to check it out, then come join us for a fun Saturday morning in October!! If you still have any questions please email the head Seal at: NMMCRunfortheSeals@yahoo.com.
Bell and Oso: Our Northern Fur Seals
August 1, 2013
Animal Names:¬†Bell and Oso (aka ‚ÄúClock‚ÄĚ)
Admit Date:¬†Late Spring 2013
Admit Weight:¬†Approximately 15 and 20 lbs
Current Weight: Bell 29.5 and Oso 39
Progress Notes:¬†Bell and Oso came to us through a series of Marine Mammal Center transfers. During the unprecedented herring die-off on the South and Central California coasts they were rescued. Bell has never developed her secondary layer of external fur. Consequently, reintroduction into the wild would result in her demise, but she has a larger future in store for her. The New England Aquarium (Find them at: www.neaq.org ) will be adopting her in the near future. Oso is extremely vocal. His goat-like calls regularly alerting staff and visiting members of the public to the presence of a seagull, raven, or other event in he and Bells pen. They love to swim and groom themselves in their pools. The NMMC anticipates releasing Oso concurrently with Bells transfer to New England (thanks to FedEx and their expert handling capabilities!).
Gregorie aka “Gigi”
Animal Name:¬†Gregorie aka ‚ÄúGigi‚ÄĚ
Admit Weight:¬†14 lbs
Current Weight: 23 lbs
Progress Notes:¬†Gigi¬† is a Pacific Harbor Seal Pup who was rescued from South Beach in Crescent City. Her location was far above the high tide line, near shrubbery, a day after heavy, chaotic surf and a storm! She had been with her Mom for about a week and a half and Mom had already taught her to eat fish. (Mother Harbor Seals have a strong bond with their pups and Gigi learned from hers.) She was found with small, clean abrasions around her upper tail and one small abrasion to her right temple. She was treated successfully with antibiotics and her wounds have since healed perfectly. Gigi is now eating whole fish: Her current record is a half pound of fish in 12 seconds flat
Now Accepting Applications for Fall Internship!
June 27, 2012
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center is now accepting applications for it’s fall internship, starting in September.¬† Please visit our Opportunities section to get the details and learn how to apply!
2011 Fundraising Letter
June 17, 2011
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center needs your help!!
The NMMC responds to reports of distressed, injured, and maternally separated marine mammals along the coastline of Humboldt and Del Norte counties.
The increased hospital population coupled with a 100% cut in our limited grant funding for this fiscal year have put us in a position of having to ask for your help and support.
Please read the attached newsletter and help the NMMC.