SAAMBR rescues a stranded fur seal on Treasure Seashore, KZN


The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) was known as to help with a stranded Subantarctic fur seal at Treasure Seashore, KZN final week Tuesday, 30 Might.

The fur seal offered no indicators of exterior trauma, however appeared torpid and a bit underweight. SAAMBR consulted with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the choice was made to move the seal to uShaka Sea World to recuperate.

SAAMBR Scientific Veterinarian Dr Caryl Knox defined that ‘though the seal presents as fairly feisty, he seems a bit underweight. To provide him a serving to hand we administered fluids and dietary supplements.’

He’s rapidly develop into a star, ‘being the primary seal affected person admitted to the SAAMBR rehabilitation facility this yr.’ They’ve named him after one in every of their technical workers members, Armand.

After receiving rehydration fluids and resting soundly for 2 days, he appeared to have regained most of his energy and the choice was made to relocate him to a quiet seashore in a marine-protected space on the KZN decrease south coast.

Earlier than leaving uShaka Sea World, a small patch on his rear was painted white in order that he might be recognized, if and when he hauls out once more alongside the KZN shoreline.

GP Safety very kindly provided to face guard over Armand till he was absolutely rested and headed again into the ocean on his journey residence.

SAAMBR have requested the general public that in the event that they occur to see Armand, please ship any movies or pictures by means of to them. In addition they remind the general public to not disturb him or every other resting seal.

saambr fur seal

saambr fur seal

Armand displaying white marking

Photos: SAAMBR

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