Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Rescued Seal Port is Released

If you recall my neighbors rescued a seal 6/6/11 which was later named Port by them (a wine and cheese theme) and sent to the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward for rehab later to be released back into the sea which was today 10/8/11.
Port weighed 18.3 lbs at rescue and 44 lbs at his release today.
 Another rescued seal name Bleu was released at the same time as he came from Homer too.
 Deb is opening the door of Port's crate. Her husband Ben and two nephews are also watching for Port to come out. 
 The two seals reached a small pond and had to be encouraged to go further out into the sea.

This is the Homer crowd who came to watch the release. The goal of the Alaska Sea Life Center is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release healthy marine mammals back to their natural habitat. This is an important part of the Center's mission to generate and share scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska's marine ecosystems. 

5 comments:

MJ said...

Oh wow, thanks so much keeping us updated on this Nan--I've been wondering about him. I sure do remember when he was found and how they had to drive part way to meet the rescue people. What a feeling of accomplishment they must have had when they saw him now and how much he'd grown and being released into his natural environment.

Debby said...

Such a good ending to this story. They both look really healthy. Glad they released these two together. That would have been fun to watch. You live in such a beautiful place.

My Vintage Mending said...

What a wonderful story and a great memory for those two boys. Something to celebrate with Port and Cheese...smiles...Renee

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Nan from ANC! Thanks for the note on my blog. I just love Homer but my days of driving there are over till next Summer!! I was at the Homer Garden extravaganza this year at the Bear Creek Winery. Wow that was a lot of fun! Also had dinner at Wasabi - yum and discovered Save-U-More... the Trader Joe's section was a huge surprise!!!! Wish we had one of those up here!

The white lights are terribly expensive but well worth it. The one tree alone will be $400.... oh well, its only $$.

If you are ever up in ANC let me know, we could have wine or coffee or pizza at Moose's Tooth...

GardenofDaisies said...

Go little seals. Live and be happy.

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