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Finally shorts weather! Sun, porpoises, seals, research: a great day in the field! #pacmam #porpoise #seal #research #photoid #salishsea #sunbathing #sun #warmweather #lovethesun ...

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Thanks to Deception Pass Tours for providing a space on their boat! Found some harbor porpoises and seals, got some pictures. With collaborations like these we will find out so much more about the ranging patterns of harbor porpoises and harbor seals in the Salish Sea! #porpoise #seal #research #photoid #salishsea #deceptionpass #collaboration #timeonthewater #happymonday #thankyoudeceptionpasstours ...

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Pacific Mammal Research - PacMam shared SR³ - Sealife Response, Rehabilitation & Research's photo. ...

What a difference a day makes! A endangered Guadalupe fur seal pup stranded on a beach in northern Oregon on Tuesday, May 16th. Luckily for this little guy lots of caring folks came together to get him safely to a facility where he can be rehabilitated and hopefully released! While SR3 is working hard to create Washington's first marine wildlife rehabilitation center this summer, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium is also creating a Oregon's first center in the coming years, there was unfortunately nowhere in the Pacific Northwest that could rehabilitate this little pup. When it comes to an endangered species, every individual matters for the survival of the species as a whole and therefore this little guy needed to take a last minute road trip to California to try to save his life. The regional NOAA marine mammal stranding coordinator organized a quick response. ..Seaside Aquarium staff person, Tiffany, was the first responder on the scene and quickly brought the thin, weak pup off the beach and out of danger in the early afternoon. Around 5pm, wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Lesanna, and veterinary nurse, Casey, from SR3 arrived from Seattle to provide emergency medical care and to transport the pup from the Oregon coast all the way to The Marine Mammal Center, a 13 hour overnight journey in an ambulance designed for marine wildlife! The little pup enjoyed his road trip and was named 'Allen' around 3am. Little Al arrived safely at 8am and was welcomed into the expert hands of The Marine Mammal Center staff and volunteers including Head Veterinarian, Dr. Cara, and long-time volunteer, Stan. There Allen has settled in nicely and has joined 7 other Guadalupe fur seal pups about his age that are also receiving state of the art medical care. A huge thanks to everyone that stepped up to save this little life! Rehabilitation of endangered species such as this Guadalupe fur seal not only ensures the survival of a species but provides invaluable information on the health of our oceans. Efforts such as these are only possible through generous support of wonderful folks like you. In less than a day, little Al went from anguishing on the beach to comfortably swimming and grooming pool side on the road to recovery! More updates on Al to follow!!!

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Find the porpoise! From a high observation point like this it can be difficult to see harbor porpoises, one of the smallest cetaceans. But keep a look out for dark shapes, a flash of sun and splashes and you can find them! #pacmam #porpoise #seal #photoid #research #wherestheporpoise #canyouspotit #salishsea #clearerwatermakesiteasier ...

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