SEAL PUP RELEASED BACK INTO THE OCEAN: MEET 'MORK' THE NORTHERN FUR SEAL
CRESCENT CITY, CA- Catch and release, it’s the job of the North Coast Marine Mammal Center when it comes to stranded seal pups. We met “Mork” one of the pups the center has been nursing back to health, and has been released back into the ocean. Janet Dickey, the supervising volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center said, “He was very undernourished. He was probably at his birth weight. We found him at 16 pounds, he should be around 40 or 50 pounds by now."
Mork was found by a citizen who reported that a small animal was found roaming the beach all alone. Dennis Wood founded the North Coast Marine Mammal Center in 1982. He along with a team of volunteers works around the clock to rehabilitate animals like Mork. He adds that it’s the volunteers who make the operation so successful, "volunteers do the fair share of lions work… They do all the feedings, from tube feeding a pup to fish school for animals that need to learn to eat."
But today volunteers can breath a sigh of relief, all their hard work and dedication has paid off. Mork is healthy and ready to go back to where he belongs.