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southern sea otter Spinny
threatened

Spinny

Southern Sea Otter
Enhydra lutris

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This patient is a southern sea otter, a threatened species. Because sea otters are very dexterous and curious, we retrofitted several pool areas at our hospital to provide a safe space for juvenile and adult sea otters to receive life-saving care.

Many sea otters strand suffering from domoic acid toxicosis, toxoplasmosis, injury and other ailments.





photo © The Marine Mammal Center / USFWS permit MA101713-1 

Age at Admit
Juvenile
Weight at Admit
13.60 kgs
Sex
Male
Rescue Location
Pismo State Beach (North Beach Campground) - Oceano, San Luis Obispo
Diagnosis
Anemia, Trauma, Enteropathy, Hypoglycemia
Admitted
08/28/2021
Status
Released
Release Date
11/10/2021
Release Location
Avila Beach

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