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Guadalupe Fur Seal
Arctocephalus townsendi

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This patient is a Guadalupe fur seal, a species that we have rescued in increasing numbers over recent years. As a species that lives in the open ocean, these fur seals rarely come to shore except for when they are sick or injured. 

Changing ocean conditions, domoic acid toxicosis and entanglement are the main drivers of stranding in this species.



photo © The Marine Mammal Center / NOAA permit #18786

Age at Admit
Pup
Sex
Unknown
Location
Estero Bay - EEZ (>3 miles offshore)
Diagnosis
Trauma, Human interaction
Admitted
06/25/2020
Status
Released
Release Date
06/22/2020

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