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Cyclone Goes Home for the Holidays

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center has been for the past two months rehabilitating a three year-old sub adult female sea lion, nicknamed Cyclone. Cyclone, who originally came to PMMC as a pup in 2009, was taken back by the PMCC in October due to a deadly bite on her lower back from...

Alarming Increase in Toxic Ocean Organisms

Five of the last seven years have seen blooms of Pseudo-nitchia, a species of phytoplankton that produces domoic acid (DA), a deadly neuro-toxin, in the waters off California. Harmful algal blooms (HAB’s) occur when conditions – namely sunlight and nutrients – are favorable for...