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Images of Rescued Seals and Sea Lions

Elephant seals

elephant seals

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., runs a clinic that rescues sick, injured and orphaned seals, sea lions and other marine mammals.

Hawaiian monk seal hospital

hawaiian monk seal hospital

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

The Marine Mammal Center is building a hospital for Hawaiian monk seals in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Hawaiian monk seal

midway atoll images, papahanaumokuakea

(Image credit: Bonnie L. Campbell | USFWS)

Hawaiian monk seals are the most endangered species in the pinniped group (containing seals, sea lions and walruses).

Elephant seal release

elephant seals

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

Workers at The Marine Mammal Center release elephant seals after treatment.

Harbor seal feeding

harbor seals

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

Workers administer food to a baby harbor seal.

Observation deck

seal observation deck

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

Visitors can view the seals from The Marine Mammal Center's observation deck.

Sea lion rescue

sea lion rescue

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

Marine Mammal Center workers rescue a sea lion.

Sea lions

sea lions

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

Sea lions go for a dip in a pool at The Marine Mammal Center.

The Marine Mammal Center

the marine mammal center

(Image credit: The Marine Mammal Center)

"Patients" lounging in the sun at The Marine Mammal Center.

Tanya Lewis
Tanya was a staff writer for Live Science from 2013 to 2015, covering a wide array of topics, ranging from neuroscience to robotics to strange/cute animals. She received a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Brown University. She has previously written for Science News, Wired, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, the radio show Big Picture Science and other places. Tanya has lived on a tropical island, witnessed volcanic eruptions and flown in zero gravity (without losing her lunch!). To find out what her latest project is, you can visit her website.