Ocean Ambassadors

Bay Area middle school students and their teachers can learn about marine science from a state-of-the-art research and working animal hospital. My guest is Sara Weisberg, Ocean Ambassadors educator at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. (Support for this report has been provided by The Dean Witter Foundation.)

Front façade view of The Marine Mammal Center located in the Marin Headlands (photo credit © David Wakely)  Staff Veterinarian Dr. Cara Field (left) prepares to perform an admit exam on a California sea lion pup at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California (photo credit Bill Hunnewell © The Marine Mammal Center)  Harbor seal patient Bogey gets a check-up at The Marine Mammal Center (photo credit Ingrid Overgard © The Marine Mammal Center)      Phil Warren, a volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, rescues a California sea lion. The Center rescued more than 1,300 sea lions in 2015 (photo credit Rob Martel Photography)      Marine Science Educator Deirdre Denmon demonstrates a rescue at The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands (photo credit Christina Kho © The Marine Mammal Center)  Visitors on the Observation Deck at The Marine Mammal Center watch the activity below  (photo credit Mike Adaskaveg © The Marine Mammal Center)  California sea lion Bruce receives a meal of fish mash via a tube inserted into his stomach by volunteers at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA (photo credit Bill Hunnewell © The Marine Mammal Center)   A volunteer looks after California sea lion patients at The Marine Mammal Center. In 2015, the Center rescued more seals and sea lions than ever before in its 40 year history (photo credit © David Wakely)  After being treated at The Marine Mammal Center for a marine debris entanglement wound, California sea lion Pua is released at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore (photo credit Conner Jay © The Marine Mammal Center)

Front façade view of The Marine Mammal Center located in the Marin Headlands (photo credit © David Wakely)

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