Harp Seal
"Westchester"
Harp Seal 47821

WhaleNet

Satellite Tagging Observation Reports

Name: "Westchester"

Field #: NY3267-05 Stranding Data

Strand date: 2/23/05

 

Species: Harp Seal

 

Stranding Weight: 38.1kg

 

Sex: M Age: yearling

 

 

Location: Westchester, NY

 

 

Rescued by Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation

Release Date: March 10, 2005

 

Release Weight: 42.8 kg

Release Location: Shinnicock Bay,

Hampton Bays, NY

 

 

Stranding Circumstances
Channel 12 News reported the animal. There were a lot of people in the area, creating

Initial Examination
Healthy

Treatments
Eating fish on its own the first full day at the facility.

Pre-Release
Consuming approximately 8 lbs of herring daily (2.0#/4 times daily)
Has gained 4.7 kgs since he stranded
 

Release
He was released into the Shinnicock Bay, in Hampton Bays NY. ³Westchester² had a PTT Spot 4 satellite tag on his head,  number 47821.