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California Sea Lion Disentangled at Newport Bayfront

On Wednesday March 31, 2010 we had our first opportunity to put our new Sea Lion Disentanglement Cage to good use.

 

Willy rescue 2

Willy rescue 1

Willy rescue 3

You can follow these links for the story:

http://www.newportnewstimes.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=22482

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/osu-led_team_frees_sea_lion_wi.html

Here’s a link to video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRaSQQ-3x1o

Freeing marine mammals from similar entangelments has no formal funding, but the Marine Mammal Stranding Network is asking for donations for the project. Funds will help with the purchase of Web cameras and other equipment so rescuers can monitor the capture cage.

Donations for the project may be made to the Marine Mammal Stranding Fund at the OSU Foundation by calling 800-354-7281, or at their secure donation Web site.