The Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals was created to honor our dear friend, family member, and colleague, Coll Gordon Perske. Coll dedicated his life to working with and caring for California sea lions, both in the wild and in human care.


To improve the lives of marine mammals, with a focus on California sea lions, through scientific research, education, and promotion of ocean stewardship.

We are currently working towards this mission through various projects and events, and would be honored if you would consider making a donation to the Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals.


( 1985-2014 )

The loss of Coll at such a young age to a tragic accident is devastating to family and friends. He led a full and rich life in his 29 years, yet had a whole life full of exciting experiences ahead. He lived in 7 countries while growing up and had traveled to over 30 more. He loved learning about and experiencing new cultures.