Sunday, March 3, 2013

Entangled Sea Lions Rescued

Here's that big word again: Entanglement.  This time we can change the word to: Disentangled--or rescued.

Two sea lions near Monterey, Ca. took a dive in the salty water, maybe hunting for food, and were caught  (entangled) in fishing line that wrapped around each sea lion's neck and head.  Ouch! 

A special team of rescuers from the Marine Mammal Center near San Francisco, including a specialty veterinarian, found each of the entangled sea lions, and made a daring rescue.


Both sea lions had the fishing line successfully removed.  

Remember when you go fishing, even in your local lake, stream or river, to dispose of old fishing line in a proper way.  Many popular fishing locations have tubes to collect and recycle your fishing lines.  The sea lions will thank you!

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