Carol S – 91090
Common Name: Harbor Seal
Animal Sex: Female
Release/Tag Date: Mar 27, 2010
3/27/10 – “Carol S”
Argos Tag Number: 91090
Her flipper tag is Light Green #23 on her right rear flipper.
female Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)Released: March 27, 2010, Great Bay, NJ
“Carol S” (Field # MMSC-10-026) stranded in Ocean Grove, NJ on January 31, 2010 and was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for treatment. She weighed 40.7 pounds but she had a respiratory infection and a few abrasions on her flippers. After a few days on antibiotics, she started feeling better and began eating on her own again. Unfortunately, she had trouble keeping food down for a few weeks. She is now eating almost 10 pounds of food each day and doing great. Released into Great Bay on March 27, 2010, her weight is now up to 58.8 pounds.
The release of MMSC-10-026 is dedicated to Professor Carol Slocum at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Professor Slocum has spent the past 16 years studying the expanding seal colony in Great Bay, NJ, in cooperation with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Carol created The New Jersey Seal Study, a “research-oriented class”, which provides an important learning tool for students and documents valuable scientific information.
Thank you to The Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation for providing funding for this satellite tag and tracking. Partial funding was also provided by the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program.
Learn more about the Marine Mammal Stranding Center here.
Learn more about The New Jersey Seal Study here.