Shamrock & Her Pup
This northern elephant seal, pictured here with her pup, was first admitted to The Marine Mammal Center on March 8, 2001, from Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. She came to our hospital suffering from a mild skin disease and was weak.
After some much needed care and rest, she was healthy enough to go back to the wild and was released on April 11, 2001, at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National
Seashore, north of San Francisco. Shamrock, like all of our patients, received a small orange identification tag which helped us spot her many times after she was released.
Amazingly, in 2010, she was observed at Point Reyes with a pup of her own and looking healthy and strong!