SubQ

Photos: @ The Marine Mammal Center

I ❤️ my volunteer work with sick or injured marine mammals at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA where I have volunteered since 2003. We rescue, rehabilitate and release the marine mammals back home to their ocean environment.

In these photos I am giving a sick CA Sea Lion a SubQ, short for subcutaneous - instead of an IV like humans receive, we give a SubQ injection, a needle is inserted just under the skin to give the animal fluids and medicine when needed. 

We are the world’s largest marine mammal hospital and our mission is to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. Two years ago we opened our Ke Kai Ola: The Hawaiin Monk Seal Hospital in Hawaii to help the most endangered pinniped in the United States. I hope to have an opportunity to work there some day.