Marine Mammal Care Center Releases Rehabilitated Sea Lions at Terranea Resort
(May 27, 2020) — In partnership with Terranea Resort, the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) rehabilitation team released two rehabilitated sea lions back into their natural habitat with a five-star send off at Terranea’s Beach Cove in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8.
“We are delighted to share this positive recovery as part of our ongoing mission to care for and protect Los Angeles marine life,” said MMCC President Amber Becerra. “Terranea is a special place for us, it is located on the former site of Marineland of the Pacific and the original Marine Mammal Care Center was located there to rehabilitate marine life that needed treatment in the Los Angeles area. We have partnered with Terranea for more than 10 years as part of their commitment to sustainability and protecting our precious coastal habitat.”
To date, the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur has treated and helped rehabilitate more than 8,000 marine mammal patients. The MMCC facility serves all Los Angeles county beaches where they provide care to injured or sick sea lions or sea lions stranded on the 70 miles of beach; with the goal to rehabilitate and release them back to their ocean habitat.
“We are honored to share this longstanding partnership with MMCC for marine mammal releases and support of the organization since opening in 2009,” said Terranea Resort President Terri A. Haack. “We are committed to protecting and stewarding this unparalleled coastal setting and supporting the education of our visitors and guests to enhance awareness and encourage additional support for our partners in the community.”
Patient #20-71 is a female California sea lion pup, separated from the mother and emaciated and found by the California Wildlife Center on a resident's porch on April 4, 2020. She came in weighing 10kg and was released at 27.6kg.
Patient #20-91 is a male California sea lion pup, separated from the mother and emaciated and found by Marine Animal Rescue at Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol Dock. He came in weighing 16.6kg and was released at 34.2 kg.
Images (credit designated by photo: Karen Schuenamann or Terranea Resort): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6cmq1z6w4szeydc/AAAEoiAelw35g992brYdqJ13a?dl=0
Video (credit Ash Adams): https://youtu.be/kO8jejh4SgA
About Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC)
Marine Mammal Care Center MMCC LA is a non-profit hospital for seals and sea lions, servicing 70 miles of Los Angeles coastline since 1992. We promote the preservation of our ecosystem through education, research, and partnerships. Our mission is to protect the preservation of marine life. Our supporters value ocean stewardship, wildlife conservation, and sustainability. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.mmccla.org.
About Terranea Resort
Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views on the Los Angeles coast. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and proudly celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary in 2019: 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort also offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and nine dining venues including signature, coastal fine dining restaurant mar'sel; catalina kitchen, serving a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California in a comfortably chic environment; Nelson's, a cliffside spot ideal for whale watching; newly opened wellness eatery solviva; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea takes pride in its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Experience Concierge members at the dedicated Experience Center help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, archery, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe and JC Resorts, managed by CoralTree Hospitality Group, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort also received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. In 2019, Terranea was designated a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.