|Fortissima, an elephant seal pup|
The Marine Mammal center has over 1,000 volunteers in a 600 mile radius. Many of the animals found were injured from malnutrition, entanglements, separation from their mothers, and diseases, but 10% of the animals rescued were harmed by humans or human-created objects, including fishing nets, gunshots, illegal pick-ups, and getting hit from boats.
The ocean covers over 70% of Earth's surface, making it Earth's primary life source. The ocean is vital to Earth's survival, and marine animals are vital to the ocean's survival; therefore, we need marine animals to survive. Pollution in the ocean is not only killing animals, but also killing humans.
A patient at the Marine Mammal Center is taking a bath.
Source; The Marine Mammal Website