Northern fur seal Inky was found weak and starving, although you might not have suspected it since he weighed over 215 pounds when admitted. Inky is the largest northern fur seal ever cared for at our hospital, but still weighed about half of what he should have as an adult male.
Lab results confirmed that Inky was suffering from domoic acid, a potentially deadly neurotoxin. Luckily, he was rescued before any significant damage was done. Veterinarians flushed the toxin from his system, and after being granted a clean bill of health, Inky was released back to his ocean home.
- Age at Admit
- Weight at Admit
- 98.50 kgs
- Rescue Location
- Poplar Beach - Half Moon Bay, San Mateo
- Malnutrition, Ocular abnormality, Domoic acid toxicosis
- Release Date
- Release Location
- Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore
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