This harbor seal pup was found abandoned near the ninth hole at a golf course in Monterey County.
June 11, 2013
Bogey and his pals Nikita and Denverio are swimming in the ocean! The three were released at Point Reyes national Seashore on June 8, 2013 in a wonderful tribute to World Oceans Day! Enjoy the video above shot by Ann Read.
April 17, 2013
On April 7, 2013, our volunteers came to the rescue of a harbor seal pup on Carmel City Beach just below the ninth hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The pup, aptly named Bogey, had become separated from his mother, was all alone, and was much too young to take care of himself.
Only 5 to 6 days old, Bogey still had an umbilical stub and was just beginning to sprout teeth buds when he was admitted to The Marine Mammal Center’s hospital. For the next couple of weeks, medical staff and volunteers will make sure to keep the area around his umbilical cord clean to prevent infection and provide him nourishment. During his initial medical exam, which you can see in the slideshow above, the area around his umbilical cord was shaved to make it easier for cleaning.
Currently, Bogey is being tube-fed nutritious fish smoothies five times a day. When he is ready to eat on his own, he'll transition to the really good stuff - whole fish! Right now our 170+ patients are eating nearly 4,000 lb of fish a week and as they grow stronger with bigger appetites, that amount will increase. Holy mackerel (or herring in this case), that's a lot of fish!
Bogey is not eating his meals alone; he has a harbor seal roommate named Floodgate Dolly to keep him company.
Dollar-a-Pound campaign update April 18, 2013:
Thanks to donors like you, we met the $10,000 match from the Waitt Foundation! Your gifts and their match will really help feed our patients, but our work is not done yet. With more animals rescued this year to date than any previous year in our history, we still need your help! We now have 175+ patients onsite (40 more than when we last updated you!) and the harbor seal pupping season is not yet in full swing!
In order to give all of our patients the best chance at surviving in the wild, each animal needs to get bigger and stronger, and as our pups grow so do their appetites! Our hungry pups are eating 4,000 lbs of fish per week and our food bill is now estimated to be $150,000 – double our original estimate because we are projected to have double the number of patients. Double the patients = double the food! Please can you help and give a starving seal a meal?
Help Us Raise $150,000 to Feed Our Patients!
$10 = 1 Fish Smoothie!
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