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Moss Landing Marine Mammal Courses – Summer

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories have joined forces to offer an exciting course designed to introduce students to the exciting field of animal/marine mammal training, handling, research, & rehabilitation.


  • One-week class is held daily at the Moss Landing Marine Labs located in Moss Landing, CA.
  • Students intern at least one day at Moss Landing Marine Labs assisting in the care of research-trained California sea lions.
  • Take the course for personal enrichment or earn 3 college credits
  • On-campus housing is available for this program at a pro-rated cost
  • Fulfills MLO #7 for ESTP Majors, or College Science Requirements
  • Open to all high school graduates
  • No prerequisites needed
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion in Beginning Marine Mammalogy after completing BIO 347: Working with Marine Mammals (3 units) and BIO 348

Course fees: $280 per unit + $39 campus fee ($879 total)

CSUMB Students: Enroll via OASIS

Community students: Download the Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form

Questions? Contact course instructor Jenifer Zeligs at

Marine Mammal Training Course
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Marine Mammal Training Monterey Bay

The courses is open to all who are interested! You do not have to be a regularly enrolled CSUMB student to participate!

2019 Course schedule

BIO 347

July 15-21, 2019

Curriculum Includes:

  • Live demonstrations daily with California sea lions and harbor seals at the MLML Marine Mammal Facility
  • Current topics and careers working with marine mammals
  • Learn basic physiology & an overview of common research topics and techniques
  • Public display, education and current issues

Summer @ CSUMB

(831) 582-4500
Gavilan Hall