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northern fur seal Santos being released back to the wild

Santos

Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus

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This patient is a northern fur seal, a species that we typically see stranding toward the end of the year. As a species that lives in the open ocean, these fur seals rarely come to shore except for when they are sick or injured.

Northern fur seals are especially sensitive to changes in their environment, as seen in the record numbers of sick or starving fur seals rescued and cared for at our hospital during years when we have seen El Niño conditions.

Age at Admit
Pup
Sex
Male
Rescue Location
Redwood Creek - Redwood City, San Mateo
Diagnosis
Abnormal behavior, Oil
Admitted
11/24/2019
Status
Released
Release Date
12/12/2019
Release Location
Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore

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