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Rescue & Rehab Journal
PV1508 - Finneas
Pacific Harbor Seal
No mom in sight
June, 19th 2015
This seal pup was seen at a cannery in Naknek. Fishermen had been watching the pup for a couple of days with no other seals in sight. With proper authorization, the pup was transported to ASLC for rehabilitation. A big thanks for PenAir for donating the flight to Anchorage!
June, 20th 2015
The female pup was thoroughly examined by staff veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center. She is emaciated, severely dehydrated and has an umbilical infection, and will begin a round of antibiotics immediately.
Strong enough to swim
June, 30th 2015
This little pup has regained a good amount of strength and had her first swim today. Her swim was in a few inches of warmed salt water. She is now eating fish from tongs under the surface of the water to decrease association of fish with humans.
July, 3rd 2015
The pup is gaining weight well and has officially started to eat fish on her own - she is making great improvements!
July, 13th 2015
The weather has been wonderful, so staff have been giving the harbor seal pups some time outside during the day to get some much needed sunshine.
July, 24th 2015
This pup was given the name Finneas by some wonderful Shell supporters. She had her first night with unrestricted water access. It was a beautiful night with great weather so the perfect time to take this step. She is looking great!
August, 12th 2015
Finneas has been doing wonderful with her continual water access. She had routine blood work taken to ensure she was healthy enough to join other seals in a larger pool. Socializing with other seals will help her to be successful in the wild.
August, 28th 2015
The pup is progressing well as she continues to grow and move closer to release.
October, 1st 2015
Finneas has done great in the rehabilitation process! She has passed all health exams and today she will be RELEASED!! She will be released in King Salmon with her two pool mates. What a rewarding day!