This celebration of the history and mission of The Marine Mammal Center is illustrated with full-color photographs and sprinkled with real-life rescue stories, making this a book for animal lovers, environmentalists, and students alike. Since 1975, over 18,000 animals have been treated at The Marine Mammal Center hospital in Sausalito, California. An effort that began with locals rescuing sea lions from nearby beaches has grown into the largest marine mammal facility of its kind in the world. The Marine Mammal Center’s groundbreaking research and education programs now teach 100,000 people a year how our daily choices affect the marine habitat and our own. “Call To Rescue” is a powerful read for any one concerned with the environment and the protection and safety of marine mammal life. Color photos throughout.