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The ASLC Rescue and Rehabilitation Program is an important part of the Center's commitment to understand and maintain the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation and public education. Through this program, the center rescues, treats, and releases stranded animals. It is the policy of the Alaska SeaLife Center to make every reasonable effort to rehabilitate and release as many rescued animals as possible. The main objective of the Rehabilitation Program is to return healthy rehabilitated animals back to their natural habitat.


Vet Services Resued Walrus Rescued Harbour Seal


The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only permanent stranding facility for marine mammals in Alaska. Operating as a designated marine mammal "stranding center" within a marine research facility allows veterinarians and staff to learn a great deal about these animals during the rehabilitation process.


Rescued and rehabilitated animals provide ASLC with insight to their biology and physiology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. This program also assists with monitoring the status of wild populations through scientific study of ill or orphaned marine mammals and birds. Through communication and education programs, we increase public knowledge of the marine environment and public awareness of its importance to our ecosystem.

The ASLC Rescue and Rehabilitation Program is authorized by NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) and USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to respond to marine mammal and bird strandings from the entire gulf coast of Alaska. The program includes a veterinary staff, interns, and volunteers trained to respond and care for marine mammals and birds.

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SF 1301 Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri)

Stranded: Barrow, AK
Stranding Date: 6/17/13
Stranding Cause: Unable to fly
Admit Weight: 1.4 kg
Current Weight: 1.56 kg
Diet: Silversides, Sandlances, Krill, Duck pellets
Released: Barrow, AK
Release Date: 7/9/13
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Nuka Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

Stranded: Kodiak, AK
Stranding Date: 6/1/13
Stranding Cause: Abandoned
Admit Weight: 4.8 kg
Current Weight: 10.8 kg
Diet: Clams, Squid, and Capelin
Released: Oregon Coast Aquarium
Release Date: 2/21/14
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Agnes Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

Stranded: Tutka Bay, Homer, AK
Stranding Date: 4/14/13
Stranding Cause: Abandoned
Admit Weight: 1561 g
Current Weight: 13.8 kg
Diet: Clams, Squid, and Capelin
Released:
Release Date:
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PV 1306 Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Stranded: Anchorage, AK
Stranding Date: 6/15/13
Stranding Cause: Abandoned, High human traffic area
Admit Weight: 8.1 kg
Current Weight: 7.7 kg
Diet: Fish Formula
Released: Deceased
Release Date: 6/29
Tags: N/A
 


Taurus Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Stranded: Homer, AK
Stranding Date: 6/10/13
Stranding Cause: Abandoned
Admit Weight: 9.6 kg
Current Weight: 15.2 kg
Diet: Harbor Seal Formula
Released: Euthanized for medical reasons
Release Date: 7/3/13
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Lyra Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Stranded: Nikiski, AK
Stranding Date: 6/7/13
Stranding Cause: Abandoned
Admit Weight: 7.5 kg
Current Weight: 17.7 kg
Diet: Herring
Released: Homer, AK
Release Date: 8/5/13
Tags: ASLC 128
 


Draco Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Stranded: Selo, AK
Stranding Date: 6/7/13
Stranding Cause: Abandoned
Admit Weight: 9.5 kg
Current Weight: 21.1 kg
Diet: Herring
Released: Homer, AK
Release Date: 8/5/13
Tags: ASLC 127
 











 

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