b'ANIMAL CAREOne of three areas of focus in our mission to advance global ocean conservationThe Marine Mammal Center rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured marine mammals at our state-of-the-art veterinary facilities by engaging a dedicated workforce and a supportive community.Highlights of our animal care impacts from October 2019 to September 2020, made possible by your support:Released four female Hawaiian monk seals Disentangled and released 15 wild California sea lions that researchers estimated had less than one percentwhile collecting health data with partner researchers on chance of survival without help. After nearly a yearSan Miguel Island in Channel Islands National Park.rehabilitating at Ke Kai Ola, our hospital on the Big IslandSatellite telemetry tags we attached to the sea lions will thats dedicated to conserving this endangered species,help us better understand how to prevent entanglements Photo by Michelle BarbieriNOAA / NOAA permit #18786-03 these four seals were successfully returned to the wild.in the first place. Supported partners from UC Santa Cruzs Long Marine Laboratory when they were evacuated during the 2020 wildfires by transporting and housing their animals, which included a California sea lion, a ringed seal, a PhotoBob Talbot harbor seal and two bearded seals.Launched our whale entanglement responsePhoto by Colleen ReichmuthLong Marine Lab / NOAA permit #18902and prevention program, participating in seven whale response missions with our partners.Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report | MarineMammalCenter.org'