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The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research, and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals and the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has rescued and treated more than 16,500 marine mammals and has accumulated a body of knowledge about marine mammal and ocean health. Through public education about marine mammals, the Center hopes to foster ocean stewardship and conservation. For more information, visit http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Arctic the Steller sea lion is on the move!

Remember Arctic, the Steller sea lion pup that was only days old when rescued by the Center in 2008 and was released in April, 2009 at Aňo Nuevo? Before her release, Arctic was fitted with a satellite tag so that we could track her movements in the wild. Although we recently stopped receiving transmissions (the tags generally last about 3 months) the transmission map above illustrates the remarkable range of her movements and indicates that she is adjusting well to life in the wild. We hope that she'll eventually have her own pup as she is part of a dwindling population of Steller sea lions. You can read about our successful efforts to rehabilitate another Steller sea lion pup named Artemis right here.

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