For over forty years, The Marine Mammal Center has been rescuing animals along a 600-mile stretch of California’s coast. They have a state-of-the-art facility where they treat, rehabilitate, and eventually release about 600 animals each year. With warmer ocean temperatures, the number of animals requiring rescue has been increasing dramatically.
In 2016 Bently Foundation presented TMMC with a $100,000 grant to help them expand their facilities. The grant contributed to a new quarantine unit, unloading dock, improvements to the harbor seal pen, installation of an oiled wildlife treatment area, and several other necessary upgrades.