HARBOR SEAL PROTECTION, RESCUE and REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

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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.

SealWatch.org is dedicated to the general well-being of harbor seals and to vigorous enforcement of applicable law for their protection. Alerts will be posted here of documented instances of continued disturbance or threats to harbor seal safety and habitat. Cheers will be posted when new efforts have been made to extend protection.

Updated 9.30.19