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"Kiwi"
Hooded Seal
(Cystophora cristata)


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Release Date
8:00 AM EDT (12:00 GMT)
Wednesday, July 9, 1997
Biddeford, Maine (43 26.6N, 70 20.5W)
Sea World of Ohio's original press release
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Data and Maps

Seal Notes:

On September 28, 1996, the female hooded seal was found on the shores of Chincoteague, VA. The National Aquarium in Baltimore's veterinians determined the animal was suffering from dehydration and a life-threatening, gastro-intestinal impaction. During its stay at the Aquarium, the animal's condition improved dramatically, but it missed its molt (the period of time when seals grow their fur coat) as a result of the illness. On December 20, 1996, the seal was transported to an outdoor facility at Sea World of Ohio for continued rehabilitation. There, the seal received natural [sun] light exposure, important in facilitating the animals's growth of a new coat of fur.

Fact Sheet #2 - Information About Hooded Seals

Fact Sheet #3 - Information About Increasing Seal Populations in the Gulf of Maine

Fact Sheet #4 - NEA Fact Sheet on Hooded Seals

Fact Sheet #5 - Fact Sheet on Seals released and tracked online Whalenet

Hooded Seal information from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center

SLIDE SHOW - Kiwi and Balti are released!

Movies of Release of "Stephanie" a Hooded Seal, September 1996.

All about Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses teacher's guide (Sea World)


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