2016 & 2017 Impact Report | MarineMammalCenter.org Inspired by a growing need The ocean is in trouble. From the depletion of fish stocks to increasing ocean temperatures, human activity threatens marine ecosystems that are vital to the health of our ocean and all life on earth. The Marine Mammal Center is a critical first responder to these threats and a leader in the field of ocean conservation through our work in marine mammal rescue, science and education. Marine mammals are ecosystem indicators, and the health of these animals provides insights into human and ocean health threats. Together, we are taking action today to support a network of scientists and stewards to protect our shared ocean environment for future generations. Accomplished by a dedicated community Throughout the course of 2016 and 2017, nearly 2,300 volunteers recorded over 310,000 hours in service to the Center’s mission. Made possible by supporters like you More than 80 percent of our funding comes from charitable gifts contributed by individuals, foundations and corporations. None of this life-saving work is possible without people like you. OUR MISSION The Marine Mammal Center advances global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. 2016&2017 IMPACT REPORT Guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER