Caring for Stranded Marine Animals
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Mission, Vision, & Values

The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax identification number is 04-3290276.

Mission Statement: The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

Vision Statement: The vision of the National Marine Life Center is to be a world leader in marine wildlife rehabilitation, conservation science, and STEM education.

Values Statement: The Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers of the National Marine Life Center believe in humane care for stranded marine animals, thoughtful science that improves our understanding of wildlife health, and quality education programs that promote a conservation ethic.  We carry out our work with respect for each other, our supporters, our partner organizations, our community, and the environment.

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