Marine Mammal Center

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Sea Lions Found in S.F. With Wires Wrapped Around Their Necks

    Inquiring minds​Marine rescuers are attempting to save the lives of two young sea lions who were found on San Francisco's Pier 39 with wires draped around their necks -- which could easily kill them. The wired mammals first came to the attention of rescuers after tourists spotted the two sea anima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Ocean Beach Whale Likely an Endangered Species

    Stoke ReportEither way, it's a shame​Scientists analyzing the dead whale that washed up on Ocean Beach yesterday were unable to determine exactly what manner of whale it was. They did narrow it down to two species, however -- both of which are endangered. Jan Roletto, the research coordinator at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Was Dead Whale in Bay Struck by Boat?

    Annie Schmidt/PRBO Conservation ScienceMaybe this was a boating accident...​A young humpback whale sighted off the Farallones Sunday may have been struck by a boat and left to die, scientists fear. The 25-foot whale was spotted by biologist Jaime Jahncke, a researcher at PRBO. Scientists afloat fo ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Breadstick the Sea Lion, Whose Triumphant Return To Nature Was Documented By SF Weekly, Is Back In Captivity

    Andy WrightWayne Fenton and Breadstick​As documented in this week's SF Weekly cover story, Too Cute to Shoot, a former army tank commander named Wayne Fenton recently spent $400 and a whole lot of time and energy rescuing a one-eyed, starving sea lion named Breadstick. (Meanwhile, as th ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2009

    Too Cute to Shoot?

    The adoring public may have a problem with what San Francisco has in store for its troublesome invaders, the sea lions.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Shuck and Swallow with Us Tomorrow at Ghirardelli Square

    Robert LauristonGet ready to gulp. Seriously.​People like oysters. And they like dolphins. They're not totally unrelated: Both are cold, wet, and both, though we've never tasted a dolphin (not knowingly, anyway), allegedly damn tasty. Tomorrow, McCormick & Kuleto's (Ghirardelli Square, 900 Nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Enviro Sacrifice Watch: No More Clubbing Baby Seals

    MoeLyn PhotosEnvironmentalists came first for my bottled water. And I didn't speak up because I drank Hetch Hetchy springwater on tap. And then they came for my garbage cans, requiring me to separate out recyclables from trash. I didn't speak up, because, well, I thought I could manage. An ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Mother Nature or Nurture?

    The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2004

    Shameless Display

    S.F. goes artsy-fartsy

  • News

    November 7, 2001


    At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2000

    Animal Magnetism

    Seal Lion 10th Anniversary

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