embassy blue institute

EMBASSY BLUE INSTITUTE

NATIONAL MARINE MAMMAL

LIFE CENTER

 

OUR GOAL

rescue responseThe goal of the National Marine Mammal Life Center is to establish a comprehensive Marine Mammal Life Center strategically located within the Southeastern Stranding Network territory.  This central location, at the southern extent of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Manatee County, Florida, is unequalled in its ability to:

  • Address immediate deficiencies within the Southeast Stranding Network for stranded animal rescue and rehabilitation capacity
  • Provide the first permanent care facility within the network
  • Provide the most advanced center for education about marine mammals and their ecosystems
  • Create the world’s first marine mammal teaching hospital, and;
  • Establish economically sustainable operations contributing to the long-term goals mandated by the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act