California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Wildlife Center

A Southern Sea Otter grooming itself in Morro Bay.
A Southern Sea Otter grooming itself in Morro Bay.
Photograph copyright of Joe Tomeleoni.

 

The OSPR Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center (MWVCRC) was constructed in 1997 as the primary care facility for sea otters affected by oil spills or other marine pollution events. In addition to maintaining the facility and protocols for oil spill response, MWVCRC staff and collaborators conduct research on southern sea otters and other marine wildlife.

Contact Information

Laird Henkel
Email: Laird.Henkel@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: 831-469-1726

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Page Last Updated: February 3, 2014