Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center

A Southern Sea Otter grooming itself in Morro Bay.

A Southern Sea Otter grooming itself in Morro Bay.
Photo © 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.

MWVCRC Spill Response

Sea Otter Research

Seabird Health Program

Publications

Related Links

Sea Otter Information

Partners

Contact Information

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

Last update : 7/29/2021 3:53:47 PM

Contact Us

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
1416 9th Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 445-0411 for General CDFW Information

Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 375-8580 for OSPR Information

Report Oil Spills
(800) 852-7550 or (800) OILS-911

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