Rescue & Rehab Journal

June 20, 2014

April, 21st 2015

An underweight pup with its umbilicus still attached was seen alone on a beach near Egegik. After being observed overnight, the pup was transported the the Alaska SeaLife Center. After an exam, staff determined that the pup was very dehydrated and emaciated, with some discharge from the umbilicus. The pup was given fluids to help with hydration, before being moved to a separate quiet enclosure for the evening.

July 4, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Happy 4th of July! it was a warm one here, and the seal pups spent the day outside with lots of ice to keep them cool.

July 17, 2014

April, 21st 2015

The pup, now named Sahara, is eating fish! She started eating them during her very first fish school, way to go! Her diet has now switched to all fish, and her medications are being hidden in the gills of the fish she is eating.

August 8, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Staff gave Sahara a flipper tag today! The tag will help identify her both in pools with other seals and when she is observed in the wild. Sarah's flipper tag number is ASLC 140. 

September 9, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Sahara had a blood draw this week to check and make sure she is completely healthy. She is up to 22.45 kg, so as long as her bloodwork comes back clean staff can begin to plan for her release!

October 7, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Two of our ASLC staff accompanied Sahara, Kilimanjaro and Sphinx to King Salmon for the release today! All three girls stopped and splashed in some puddles on the way into the water, but once they felt the ocean they were off!! Good luck in the wild Sahara, and thank you to everyone involved in her rescue and release!


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