Harp Seal
Harp Seal 47821


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

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

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

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