Hooded Seals
(Cystophora cristata)

Satellite tag # 39389, "Saco"

MAL-04-065Cc, also known as "Saco", is a female juvenile hooded seal that was found stranded at Camp Ellis in Saco, Maine, on 2/10/04. Saco was moderately dehydrated, weak, and thin. A Marine Animal Lifeline Rescue Team collected her and transported her to the Lifeline’s rehabilitation center in Portland, Maine. Treatment consisted of fluid and antibiotic therapy. Saco responded very well to the treatment and soon began eating on her own. She gained weight quickly and put on a whopping 78 pounds while in rehabilitation. MAL veterinarian Dr. Kip Temm performed a health examination in preparation for released and she passed with flying colors. She was released with 2 of her rehab-mates on 3/28/04 at Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Length at admission: 105cm
Weight at admission: 26.0 kg
Length at release: 112cm
Weight at release: 61.6 kg


Satellite tag # 39390, "Cape"

MAL-04-087Cc, also known as "Cape", is a male juvenile hooded seal that was found stranded at Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on 2/20/04. Cape was dehydrated, weak, and thin. A Marine Animal Lifeline Rescue Team collected him and transported him to the Lifeline’s rehabilitation center in Portland, Maine, for treatment. Cape was provided with fluid and antibiotic therapy immediately. He responded very well to the treatment and quickly began eating on his own. He gained weight fast and put on 64 pounds during rehabilitation. On 3/25/04, MAL veterinarian Dr. Kip Temm performed a pre-release health examination and Cape was judged fit for release. He was released with 2 of his rehab-mates on 3/28/04 at Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Length at admission: 102cm
Weight at admission: 31.3 kg
Length at release: 109cm
Weight at release: 60.3 kg

The Hooded Seal's satellite tag was glued (using apoxy) to the seal's fur. The tag will fall off during its molt.

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