HARBOR SEAL PROTECTION, RESCUE and REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
North America — Pacific Coast
[ Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods ]
One of the longest-running harbor seal protection and monitoring programs in United States.
(their "Seal Watch" program, established 1985, is the inspiration for this site)
[ Carpinteria Seal Watch ]
Citizens' group originally organized through University of California Santa Barbara Biology Department in 1988 and hosted online for years by the Venoco Corporation.
[ Seal Conservancy ]
Non-profit, all-volunteer organization established in 1999 as Friends of the Seals to protect La Jolla pupping colony at Casa Beach in Southern California.
[ Marine Mammal Center ]
Stranding Network member covering 600 miles of the California Coast from Cape Mendocino to San Luis Obispo
- full program of rescue, rehabilitation,research, and protection through education.
[ Pacific Marine Mammal Center ]
Housed in an old red barn on the outskirts of Laguna Beach, California, PMMC is the only seal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Orange County.
[ Marine Mammal Rescue Centre ]
Part of the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia, marine mammal rescue has been part of the Aquarium's "direct action" programs for over 40 years.
North America — Atlantic Coast
[ Allied Whale ]
Stranding Network member covering Midcoast Maine to Canada - project of College of the Atlantic.
[ Marine Mammals of Maine ]
Closure of the rehabilitation center at UNE has left both MMoME and Allied Whale without supportive care for rescued seals.
[ Seacoast Science Center ]
Authorized in Jan. 2014, their Marine Mammal Rescue Team works closely with the New England Aquarium and rehabilitation facities in New Hampshire.
[ National Marine Life Center ]
Located on the "stranding hotspot" of Cape Cod, Massachusetts since 1995, the Center has an ongoing facilities project with a Life Support System building completed, and a Hospital under construction.
[ Marine Mammal Stranding Center ]
Started in 1978, the Center is now located on the barrier island of Brigantine, which borders coastal New Jersey's largest wildlife refuge.
More -- equally worthy -- US organizations listed on
the [ NMFS Stranding Network ] website.