Ailing harbor seal rescued from Lincoln Park beach.

Thanks to Kelly for the video above and S. for the photo below. Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network, with the assistance of SR3, rescued an ailing harbor seal at Lincoln Park today. Seal Sitters’ Lynn Shimamoto tells WSB that this is a weaned pup they watched at the park this past Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It returned this afternoon “and was observed to be very thin and coughing … Shocking how much the pup’s condition had deteriorated.”

It’s been taken to SR3’s facility in Des Moines for evaluation. If you see a marime mammal on a West Seattle beach – or appearing to be in distress offshore – call Seal Sitters at 206-905-SEAL.

2 Replies to "Ailing harbor seal rescued from Lincoln Park beach."

  • Lucy February 6, 2022 (11:29 pm)

    Good news is, if the little critter has been taken in by an aquarium or rescue team, it will be rehabilitated and set free.   Our folks out here are so awesome and so committed to returning critters to the wild if possible, it’s something to be proud of.  Good luck, seal. 

  • sbre February 7, 2022 (5:12 am)

    What a sad, yet beautiful site to see.A HUGE thank you to those who volunteer their time and expertise to help all of the creatures on our planet that need assistance. Enjoy! 

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