Two northern elephant seal pups were rescued and rehabilitated at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. 

The video  shows that special moment when the two were let out of their crates by the ocean. At first they appear to be hesitant. Then in a sweet moment the two seals give each other a little kiss. Still acting hesitant to leave, their rescuers give them a little nudge toward the ocean. Finally they are on their way to freedom and the life they were born to live.

Who is Pacific Marine Mammal Center?

Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals stranded along the Orange County, California coastline and to increase public awareness of the marine environment through education and research.

They are open to the public every day from 10-4 PM free of charge, and are located next to the dog park in Laguna Beach.Their address is 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651. (949) 494-3050

Rescue ~
Unlike whales and dolphins, seals and sea lions don't have to remain in water in order to survive. The animals beach themselves to be warm and dry when feeling ill. They seek rest on land for a variety of reasons and are not always in need of intervention. Our staff is trained to recognize animals suffering from infections, malnourishment, pneumonia, gill net strangulation, etc. which can harm an animal's chance for survival.

Release ~
Once an animal has gained an optimal weight and is competing for food, it's ready for release. Prior to release, each animal is tagged with an identification number. The color-coded tags indicate the animal has been rehabilitated and helps identify the specific animal and care center in case the animal needs care in the future. We strive to return every one of our patients back to the wild once their care with us is complete.


Responses to "A Tender Moment Between 2 Rescued Seal Pups (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful rehab and great send-off (in people's eyes) but don't they have to have a herd to hook up to? Looks like they were fond of their rescuers and hated to leave!

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