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3/25/11 - "Allen"
Argos Tag Number: 39390
His flipper tag is Light Green #57 on his left rear flipper

"Allen"
Male Harp Seal
(Pagophilus groenlandica)

Released: March 25, 2011 in Sandy Hook, NJ.

"Allen" (Field # MMSC-11-014) stranded in Allenhurst, NJ on February 18, 2011. He was lethargic, dehydrated, and had blood shot eyes. The adult harp seal was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. After his treatments, he was released on March 25, 2011 in Sandy Hook, NJ.


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3/27/10 - "Carol S"
Argos Tag Number: 91090
Her flipper tag is Light Green #23 on her right rear flipper.

"Carol S"
female Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)

Released: March 27, 2010, Great Bay, NJ

"Carol S" (Field # MMSC-10-026) stranded in Ocean Grove, NJ on January 31, 2010 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. She weighed 40.7 pounds but she had a respiratory infection and a few abrasions on her flippers. After a few days on antibiotics, she started feeling better and began eating on her own again. Unfortunately, she had trouble keeping food down for a few weeks. She is now eating almost 10 pounds of food each day and doing great. Released into Great Bay on March 27, 2010, her weight is now up to 58.8 pounds.

The release of MMSC-10-026 is dedicated to Professor Carol Slocum at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Professor Slocum has spent the past 16 years studying the expanding seal colony in Great Bay, NJ, in cooperation with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Carol created The New Jersey Seal Study, a "research-oriented class", which provides an important learning tool for students and documents valuable scientific information.

Thank you to The Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation for providing funding for this satellite tag and tracking. Partial funding was also provided by the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program.

Learn more about the Marine Mammal Stranding Center here.

Learn more about The New Jersey Seal Study here.


12/23/09 - "Ventnor"
Argos Tag Number: 91089
Her flipper tag is Light Green #2 on her right rear flipper.

"Ventnor"
female Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)

Released: December 23, 2009, Great Bay, NJ

"Ventnor" (Field # MMSC-09-153) stranded in Ventnor, NJ on November 4th 2009 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. She weighed 37.6 pounds but she had a respiratory infection and a few abrasions on her flippers. After a few days on antibiotics, she started feeling better and began eating on her own again. After her treatments, she was released into Great Bay on December 23, 2009 weighing 50 pounds.


12/1/08 - "Ocean"
Argos Tag Number: 39390
His flipper tag is Blue #42 on his left rear flipper

"Ocean"
male Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)

Released: December 1, 2008, Great Bay, NJ

"Ocean" (Field # MMSC-08-143) stranded in Ocean City, NJ on October 29, 2008 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for rehabilitation. Weighing 40.6 lbs, he had a respiratory infection with blood and mucous around his mouth and nose. He also had several small lacerations. After a few days on antibiotics, the seal became very alert and active. He gained weight quickly, eating a varied diet of squid, mackerel, capelin, and herring. During his rehabilitation "Ocean" gained 17.8 pounds, leaving MMSC weighing 58.4 pounds at the time of his release.


4/4/09 - "Atlantic"
Argos Tag Number: 91091
Her flipper tag is Blue #55 on her right rear flipper

"Atlantic"
female Harp Seal
(Pagophilus groenlandica)

Released: April 4, 2009, Brigantine, NJ

"Atlantic"(Field # MMSC-09-013) stranded in Atlantic City, NJ on February 15th 2009 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. She weighed 52.4 pounds but she had a respiratory infection and a scratch on the cornea of her right eye. She was very feisty and began eating on her own immediately. After her treatments, she was released in Brigantine on April 4th 2009 weighing 68.5 pounds.


4/4/09 - "Seaside"
Argos Tag Number: 91092
His flipper tag is Blue #54 on his left rear flipper

"Seaside"
male Harp Seal
(Pagophilus groenlandica)

Released: April 4, 2009, Brigantine, NJ

"Seaside"(Field # MMSC-09-020) this animal was first seen in Cape Porpoise, Maine on January 31st 2009 and was marked with a temporary grease pencil. He stranded in Seaside Park, NJ on February 21st with labored breathing and bloodshot eyes. He was lethargic and allowing people to walk right up to him. He was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. He began eating on his own immediately and his energy level steadily improved. After his rehabilitation, he was released in Brigantine on April 4th 2009 weighing 59.4 pounds.


4/10/09 - "Avalon"
Argos Tag Number: 39394
His flipper tag is Blue #52 on his left rear flipper

"Avalon"
male Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)

Released: April 10, 2009, Brigantine, NJ

"Avalon" (Field # MMSC-09-005) stranded in Avalon, NJ on January 11th 2009 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. He weighed 41.5 pounds with blood coming from his mouth and nose. He began eating on his own immediately but had a stubborn respiratory infection that took a while to clear. After his treatments, he was released on April 10th in Brigantine weighing 72.5 pounds.


5/3/09 - "Semper Fi"
Argos Tag Number: 91088
His flipper tag is Blue #61 on his left rear flipper

"Semper Fi"
male Grey Seal
(Halichoerus grypus)

Released May 3, 2009 Charlestown, RI

"Semper Fi" (Field # MMSC-09-030) stranded in Stone Harbor, NJ on March 6th 2009 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. He weighed 54.1 pounds but had several deep lacerations on his rear flipper. MMSC has given this animal the name Semper Fi to honor the men and women serving in our armed forces. Semper Fi was a very feisty seal and was vocal throughout his time at the Center. His strength and determination made him the perfect seal for this honor. Levi Fuller, a marine serving in Iraq, has already been following Semper Fi's progress in rehabilitation and he and other service men and women plan to monitor the seal's movements back in the wild. Semper Fi was released in Rhode Island on May 3rd 2009 weighing 72.4 pounds.


6/24/09 - "Brick"
Argos Tag Number: 39387
Her flipper tag is Blue #71 on her right rear flipper

"Brick"
female Grey Seal
(Halichoerus grypus)

Released: June 24, 2009 Charlestown, RI

"Brick":(Field # MMSC-09-070) stranded in Brick Twp., NJ on April 12, 2009 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for rehabilitation. She weighed 49.4 lbs and had some missing teeth and an infection in her lower jaw. She was treated with antibiotics and started eating on her own after just a few short days. During her rehabilitation "Brick"gained 18.8 pounds, leaving MMSC weighing 68.2 pounds at the time of her release.

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Thank you to The Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation for providing funding for "Ocean's" satellite tag and tracking. Partial funding also provided by the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program.

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For more information about this seal and others in rehabilitation at MMSC please visit our website:
Marine Mammal Stranding Center


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