Three more seals were released on September 19th for the 2014 season.
Rajka (names are apple varieties this year!) was seen alone on Locust Beach near Bellingham for more than 24 hours. The beach was busy with lots of people and dogs. He was brought to us thin and dehydrated, just 18.7 pounds and about 10 days old.
Cameo was found alone in Friday Harbor Marina, following boats and approaching people. She was also brought to us thin, weak, and dehydrated. She weighed just 17.4 pounds and was only about 2 days old.
Liberty was brought to us from Lummi Island where she was found alone on a beach. She was about 18.9 pounds and about 10 days old. Along with being thin and dehydrated, she had a right eye injury and swelling on her head.
All three seals were released weighing over 50 pounds.
Just before release, a small, light-weight, hat-tag is glued to the fur on the tops of their heads for easy spotting. If you happen to see a seal with a funny hat, you can help by calling the marine mammal stranding network hotline (1 800 562 8832) to report the sighting.
View their release video HERE!
Check out our new section called Living With Wildlife under “Education.”
In this section we explore common wildlife related issues that people run into at their home or workplace. You will find helpful hints for a variety of wildlife, from Raccoons to Raptors!
If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, or you have found injured or orphaned wildlife, please call us at 360-378-5000.