The Northcoast Marine Mammal Centerâ€™s (NMMC) mission is to promote the long-term health of marine mammals along approximately two hundred miles of remote coastline in Humboldt and Del Norte counties in Northern California. Â The NMMC does this through the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, or orphaned marine mammals.
The species we most often rehabilitate are pinnepeds: Â California sea lions, northern elephant seals, and Pacific harbor seals. Â Less common patients include northern fur seals, Guadalupe fur seals, and Stellerâ€™s sea lions.
An additional goal of the NMMC is to develop and present educational programs that foster an understanding of marine mammals and their environment.