Packing Strap Removed from Seal’s Neck

Rescuers from The Marine Mammal Center in Morro Bay removed a packing strap from the neck of a female elephant seal at the Piedras Blancas viewing area on Friday afternoon.

Site Manager Lisa Harper-Henderson used a curved knife on a long pole to clip the strap, assisted by volunteer Mark Garman of Cambria and Kate Muster, a Cal Poly student who is a Marine Mammal Center intern, sponsored by Friends of the Elephant Seal.

The seal was documented as ES-3485 and was named San Simeon.

Categories: Entangled Marine Mammals, Marine Mammal Rescue, Northern Elephant Seal

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