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Aldebaran

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
Seadrift Beach (South) - Stinson Beach, Marin
Diagnosis
Malnutrition
Admitted
03/25/2020
Status
Released
Release Date
04/30/2020
Release Location
Dillon Beach

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