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Release the Craken!

     

A young California sea lion is back in the wild now less than 72 hours after she was first rescued.

 September 18, 2013

Today, The Marine Mammal Center "Released the Kraken" (remember the famous line Zeus, played by Liam Neeson, bellowed in the film "Clash of the Titans"?) back to the ocean at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands.

The Kraken, in this case, was a yearling California sea lion named "Craken" that our Special Rescue Operations team rescued from a rocky Coast Guard jetty in Monterey on Sept. 15. The team was trying to rescue entangled sea lions but came across "Craken" who was very lethargic and unresponsive when approached -- not a normal or good sign for a wild California sea lion.

Once rescued, she was brought to The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito for a check-up by our veterinarians. It turns out she was a bit hungry, and once fed, she regained full strength and was quite feisty -- similar to the creature in the film! This was a great sign for our veterinarians as it indicated she was healthy and ready to fend for herself in the wild.


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