Marine Mammal Center needs volunteers as pupping peaks

Marine Mammal Center needs volunteers as pupping peaks


CAITLI DAN I AM HERE IN THE , HARBOR IN MONTEREY, NOT SURPRISINGLY THE CALM WATERS HERE ARE A FAVORITE HANG OUT SPOT FOR HARBOR SEALS. THE ANIMALS ARE HAVING THE PUPS RIGHT NOW, AND THE MARI MAMMAL CENTER SAYS IT NEEDS YOUR HELP CARING FOR THE ONES THAT RUN INTO TROUBLE. SPRING IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER, AND THE NON-PROFIT RELIES DO-GOODERS TO GET THE WORK DONE.>> WE DEPEND COMPLETELY ON VOLUNTEERS TO TAKE CARE OF A OUR ANIMAL PATIENTS. CAITLIN: MARCH AND APRIL IS WHEN SEALS START HAVING THEIR PUPS, AND THIS YEAR THE NUMBERS ARE BOOMING.>> THIS IS UNLIKE THE PAST FEW YEARS JUST TODAY WE WENT OUT AND SAW 21 HARBOR SEAL PUPS IN JUST AN HOUR AND A HALF. CAITLIN: BUT SOME OF THOSE PUPS RUNNING INTO TROUBLE.>> BUSY BUSY WE’RE DOING ABOUT ACROSS OUR RANGE 8 TO 10 RESCUES A DAY. CAITLIN: JULIA O’HERN WITH THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER MONTEREY BAY OPERATIONS SAYS THE PROBLEM THEY SEE MOST WITH HARBOR SEALS IS PUPS SEPARATED FROM MOM, AND ELEPHANT SEALS IT TENDS TO BE MALNOURISHED BABIES.>>WE HAVE DEFINITELY IN THIS AREA HAD QUITE A FEW ELEPHANT SEAL AND HARBOR SEAL PATIENTS COME THROUGH RECENTLY AND COMING PRETTY QUICKLY CUT TO ONCAM THEY COULD DEFINITELY USE OUR HELP GETTING UP TO THE MAIN HOSPITAL AND GETTING FED. THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER SAYS THE BIGGEST NEED IS F TRANSPORT TO DRIVERS. THE MAIN FACILITY IS I SAUSILITO AND THAT IS WHERE THE HOSPITAL IS. DAN: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CAITLIN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING

local_offerevent_note February 27, 2020

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