HARBOR SEAL PROTECTION, RESCUE and REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

NORTH AMERICAN PROGRAMS - partial list

PACIFIC COAST

[ Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods External Link ]
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 External Link ]
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 External Link ]
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 External Link ]
Stranding Network member covering 600 miles of the California Coast from Cape Mendocino to San Luis Obispo
- full program of protection through education.

[ Pacific Marine Mammal Center External Link ]
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.

NEW [ Marine Mammal Rescue Centre External Link ]
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.

ATLANTIC COAST

[ Allied Whale External Link ]
Stranding Network member covering Midcoast Maine to Canada - project of College of the Atlantic

NEW [ Marine Mammals of Maine External Link ]
The closing of the rehabilitation center at UNE has left both MMoME and Allied Whale without supportive care for rescued seals.

NEW [ Seacoast Science Center External Link ]
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 External Link ]
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 External Link ]
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 in the [ NMFS Stranding Network External Link ]