The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center needs you to become a member! If you can, come to the center and volunteer. We can always use another pair of hands attached to a brain willing to learn and a heart that cares about our patients! (The minimum age of volunteers, for insurance reasons, is 18.)
If you can’t physically volunteer with us, please support the Seals by becoming a Member and supporting the rescue and rehabilitative needs of stranded Seals, Sea Lions and small Cetaceans on the remote Northern California coastline of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.
Your membership donation will help us to continue to care for the orphaned Pacific Harbor Seal Pups, sick and injured California Sea Lions, Northern Elephant Seals and most recently endangered Steller’s Sea Lion Pups.
We Rescue on average 40-60 animals per year and respond to over 100 animals calls per year. (We take in less animals than we respond to as a ‘stranding’ because many animals simply need caring volunteers to post signs, monitor molting events, and prevent other humans from intervening in the animals normal behavior…which does include laying on the beach!!)
The NMMC strives to educate the public about our relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. We collect data to assist researchers with what is happening with these beautiful creatures as well.
The NMMC is part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network and becomes an Emergency Response Center in the event of an oil or chemical disaster in our area.
With your support, we can continue to rescue and rehabilitate these wonderful Marine Mammals and return them to their ocean home.
Our continued existence and successful operation depends on our ability to raise sufficient funds to meet operating expenses and provide fish and medicine to our patients.
Please take a minute to fill out our Membership Form to become a New Member or renew your membership, and help the marine mammal patients of the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center.