The authorities for wildlife management and preservations have been placed on high alert after a large number of northern fur seal pups have been discovered on the Northern beaches of California. The emaciated seal pups discovered in California were found on lying on the beach.
From early reports it would seem that the seal pups have been stranded on the shore for some time. The wildlife experts were very concerned then they found out that the seal pups were malnourished, even if they were newly weaned.
The beached seal pups would indicate that there is great distress out there on the ocean. One of the marine experts said that the discovery was indeed shocking. Jeff Boehm, the executive director at the Marine Mammal Center, that is near the town of Sausalito declared that the animal are adorable indeed, but something must be done to help them because, at the moment, they nothing more than skin and bones.
The wildlife authorities rushed to their aid, took them off the beach and transported them to a nearby enclosure. The team of saviors counted 89 beached seals, all of them very dirty and quite hungry. According to their records, it would seem that this is indeed the gravest incident in the last couple of years. Back in 2006, a group of wildlife experts has encountered a group of 31 seal pups stranded on the beach.
After rushing them to nearby enclosure, a team was vets was called upon to evaluate their state of health. Most of them were appalled by what they found. It would seem that the beached seal pups were 4 to 6 months old and their weight was not at all different from their typical birth weight.
Much more intriguing is the fact that these gentle sea critters mostly live their life in the Pacific Ocean and on the islands around it. Rarely have they been seen walking on the shore.
Emaciated seal pups found in California represent an alarm signal for the local wildlife authorities. Something is amiss, out there, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and the experts have to determine what caused this in order to limit the number of deaths.
As for the rescued seal pups, they are now in the care of the local wildlife experts which have taken them to a specially designed enclosure in the Marine Mammal Center. Both biologists and vets have taken all the necessary steps into putting the pups back on their feet in order to release them into the wild.