These patients enjoying the Laguna Beach sunshine in "Pool A" are typically animals who are nearing the end of their rehabilitation. These animals are again competing for food, their medical issues have been resolved, and many of them will soon be candidates for release back into the ocean.
Occasionally you may see Lumière, our harbor seal patient, playing with enrichment items. Lumière has not gained the necessary fish-foraging skills to be successful in the wild. PMMC is working with NOAA to secure an appropriate home for Lumière.
We have had a busy 2018 so far, rescuing over 120 animals. The majority of our patients (pups under a year old) strand on Orange County beaches in January 2018. We are grateful for all the support we receive from the public: please keep calling and letting us know about marine mammals in need.