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northern elephant seal Eureka

Eureka

Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris

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This patient is a northern elephant seal, our second most commonly rescued species. We typically see orphaned pups that have stranded during mid-February to late June. Strong storms often wash these young seals off beaches before they have weaned from their mothers or learned how to survive on their own.

This results in many malnourished and underweight pups needing rehabilitative care. Northern elephant seals suffer from disease as well, such as skin disease, pneumonia and parasites like lungworm.

Age at Admit
Pup
Sex
Male
Location
Goat Rock Beach - Jenner, Sonoma
Diagnosis
Maternal separation, Trauma, Unknown
Admitted
02/07/2019
Status
Released
Release Date
05/10/2019
Release Location
Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore

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