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Call to the Rescue: The Story of the Marine Mammal Center

By: Joe Quirk

224 pages, 150 plus full-colour

Chronicle Books

Hardback | Jul 2011 | #186438 | ISBN-13: 9780811870085
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Since its founding in 1975, The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito has rescued and treated over 12,000 seals, sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, and other marine mammals. An effort that began with locals rescuing animals from nearby beaches has grown into the largest marine mammal facility in the world, combining rehabilitation with an on-site research lab. This celebration of the history and mission of the center, including captivating anecdotes and over 150 full color photographs, is sure to appeal to animal lovers and environmentalists alike.

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The Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured, sick and orphaned marine mammals. Originally founded by three volunteers, the Center is now a world-renowned research center with a volunteer work force comprised of over 800 individuals. Joe Quirk is the author of the novel The Ultimate Rush and It's Not You It's Biology: The Science of Love, Sex, and Relationships, both national bestsellers. He lives in Northern California.

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