Helping Needy California Sea lion Pups

 You Can Make A Difference!

Due to an extremely high number of sea lion pup strandings on the coast of California this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).  The Marine Mammal Protection Act, established in 1972, states that a UME is “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.”

Ocean Connections is part of AMMPA’s team of accredited facilities that is ready to step up and assist with rescue and rehabilitation efforts of stranded California sea lion pups. All donations will go directly towards providing fish as well as the rehabilitation efforts, animals care and medical issues associated with UMEs.  Your donations will go directly to the National Marine Mammal Foundation, who will use the money to help rehabilitate the pups. 

Help get these pups back on their flippers and into their ocean home!

Click here to learn more about the California sea lion pup strandings.