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northern fur seal patient Inky

Inky

Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus

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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.

Adopt Inky

Age at Admit
Subadult
Weight at Admit
98.50 kgs
Sex
Male
Location
Poplar Beach - Half Moon Bay, San Mateo
Diagnosis
Malnutrition, Ocular abnormality, Domoic acid toxicosis
Admitted
09/07/2019
Status
Released
Release Date
10/23/2019
Release Location
Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore

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