Info: Seal release info

Michael Williamson (whe_william@flo.org)
Mon, 3 Feb 1995 19:37:59

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Subj:	Release of Hooded Seal
 
Date:         Fri, 3 Feb 1995 14:31:32 -0500
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From:         Marine Mammal Stranding CTR <dolphins@acy.digex.net>
Subject:      Release of Hooded Seal
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On January 13, 1994 the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine New
Jersey took in a yearling male Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata).  The
animal weight 102 lbs. and was suffering from respiratory distress and loss
of hair from 95% of it`s body.  In addition the animal had a shark bite
on it`s hind flippers.  The seal was released on May 12, 1994 at Lat: 39
30.38 and Long: 74 19.03 at a weight of 187 lbs. with a green tag #15.
 
The tag was returned February 3, 1995 with a note that stated the animal
had been found dead on August 24, 1994 in the St. Lawrence Estuary in the
region of Metis Sur Mer, Quebec province, Canada.  A rough estimate
indicates that the animal traveled over 1600 miles in a period of 3 months.
 
If anyone has any questions they can contact the Marine Mammal Stranding
Center, P.O. Box 773, Brigantine New Jersey  08203 or call (609) 266-0538