Thursday, July 13, 2006

Long awaited Sedna update!

Photo courtsey of Dyanna Lambourne
Sedna, who was transferred to Wolf Hollow on January 22nd after being found in Grays Harbor a quarter mile away from the beach and 30 feet from a road, was released on Wednesday, June 21st. On Tuesday, Sedna was sedated and had flipper tags inserted and a tiny satellite transmitter attached to her head. It then took SIX people to get her Royal Rotundness into the transport cage.

Since her release, she has been spending most of her time in the water making lots of foraging dives of up to 100 meters. When she is out of the water, she has been getting to know the locals, a group of ~1,500 Steller sea lions in residence nearby.

Upon her release I learned that Sedna was THE FIRST successful rehabilitation and release of a Steller sea lion in Washington State! A HUGE congrats goes out to the wonderful and dedicated staff and volunteers of Wolf Hollow who made it happen. I am proud to know all of you and proud to be part of such an amazing team.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Dang, she's big!