Past Event: Saving Seals and Sea Lions – Wed. 31st
Join SF Bay ACS Chapter and Pacifica Beach Coalition for:
“Behind the Bark: Saving Seals and Sea Lions in California”
Wednesday August 31st
Location: Pacifica Library, Pacifica
$5 Donation goes toward SF Bay ACS Student Research Grants
The Marine Mammal Center is the World’s largest marine mammal hospital, responsible for rescuing an average of 600-800 sick and injured seals and sea lions each year from over 600 miles of California coast. With 40 years of experience, the Center has been able to give over 20,000 marine mammals a second chance at life with the support of the community for financial support and over 1,000 trained volunteers that conduct rescues, feedings, basic medical procedures and education work. In addition to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals, the Center learns from every animal that is
rescued and collaborates with 40-60 organizations a year to further research on marine mammal and ocean health. The veterinary work and research is shared widely to over 100,000 visitors to the hospital each year with the goal of inspiring ocean conservation. Adam will share the latest stories of the marine mammals found along the California coast, including the record number of California sea lions found sick along the California coast in the past 2 years.
Adam Ratner is the Guest Experience Manager at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. He oversees the visitor and education operations, including training and managing the 130 education volunteers, tour and classroom programming, and exhibits. Adam also leads up numerous sustainability initiatives and education programming including climate change, ocean trash, and sustainable seafood. Adam has been selected as a Community Climate Change Fellow by the National Association of Environmental Education, and is a member of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, Bay Area Climate Literacy Collaborative, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program and the Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Alliance.