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« on: March 08, 2018, 12:56:03 PM »


HEART rescues in 2018

Thank you to our Hornby first responders!


March 8

  • Three Sea Lions are spotted with a plastic or a rubber band stuck around their necks. The story can be read here.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 01:48:26 PM »

 
Back in december i went on an around the Island adventure to count Sea Birds!
i posted all about that trip here.
In this post i showed where i had spotted one injured Sea Lion & one with a plastic banding strap around their neck.
i had reported this to DFO & The Vancouver Aquarium, but because i hadn*t realized i had this footage til quite a few days later, they requested a second sighting.
If i could confirm that this individual was still there, they might be able to round up a team to remove the band & treat the poor Sea Lion.
These are two scaps i did from the video i*d taken that day.
It wasn*t til i played the video that i realized what i*d caught.

december 15 2017 12:08 - entangled Sea Lion





A different individual.
Not sure what this injury is caused by.



So, ever since that day, i have been trying to get back out there to confirm this entangled Sea Lion*s presence.
It took us til monday march 5 2018 to finally get out there again.
On that trip i was never able to spot this individual again myself.
However, on Norris Rocks, off Olsen Farm & Heron Rocks nesting territory, i spotted this poor individual with a similar entanglement.

march 5 2018 12:40 - entangled Sea Lion on Norris Rocks



Then yesterday i got to go out on a boat again & on that trip i was able to photograph this individual also on Norris rocks.
This entanglement looks more like black rubber & it isn*t as terribly embedded as the nasty white plastic banding straps were.
Yet.
& who knows what the other side looks like?

march 7 2018 12:23 - entangled Sea Lion on Norris Rocks



Then yesterday i noticed this foto posted to facebook!
Waiting for permission to use the foto, but this may well be the individual we went looking for on monday that we first spotted back in december!

march 7 2018 3pm? - Flora Island Sea Lion



So, i*m learning.
The first thing i need to do is call DFO*s Marine Mammal Incident Hotline & report the sighting & get a file number.
i also send details such as location, date & time, & any fotos i have.
i also talk to the people at the Vancouver Aquarium & between them all they may be able to put a team together of two rigid hull boats to come from Campbell River & someone who knows what they are doing will dart any of these three that they can find then try to remove the band & treat the wound.
It is a risky thing to do, & a lot of effort to send a team, but because there are three of them all in close proximity to one another, it makes it a more likely thing to happen.
So, we shall see.
They were very pleased with what i supplied to them & they said they*d keep me in the loop!

link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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« Post / Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 10:46:12 PM »

Thank you Booni... those poor animals... sure hope they can help them.  Your the best and I know anything you supply them will be great information for them. Great eyes!!!
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« Post / Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 12:03:53 AM »

I hope help will come soon for the sea lions, booni.  Good you followed through. Thanks for letting us know here through our H.E.A.R.T thread.    binoculars
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« Post / Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 02:44:21 AM »

 heart heart  HEART  heart heart
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« Post / Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 10:33:40 AM »


Okay, so i heard back just now from i believe the Vancouver Aquarium.
She said they attempted finding these Sea Lions on saturday.
They didn*t find either of the ones i*d sent them fotos of, but they did find two others.
One was a juvenile & when that one was darted they went into the water & weren*t seen again, which is one of the risks of this type of rescue.
The other was a female & she had some kind of rope around her neck that might have been from a fish net?
They were able to help her.
i think she said they saw another entangled individual but weren*t able to help that one.
She told me the one i*d photographed with the black rubber band, that that is actually the worst type of entanglement because it constricts the throat area & just gets tighter & tighter & when they are darted any muscular resistance to the tightening relaxes & can be life threatening.
The plastic banding tapes tend to dig in as the animal grows & aren*t as restrictive.
i was thanked profusely for the part i played in this & asked to continue what i do, which of course i will!
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« Post / Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 10:44:57 AM »

Thank you for letting us know, booni.
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« Post / Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 03:29:24 AM »

So sorry it didnt work out for them  and Bless you for trying Booni.  Keep up the great work you do  love
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« Post / Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 07:30:20 PM »


Here*s a news article about the two Sea Lions rescue!
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« Post / Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 08:15:54 PM »

Thanks Booni.. you sure tried and thank you. Just goes to show people how much garbage is in the ocean for so many in a small span to be catch up in this plastic etc.... something needs to be done !!!
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« Post / Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 09:15:44 AM »


Another entangled Sea Lion!

i heard from Vancouver Aquarium this afternoon & she said this is a very good foto of the harm humans cause to Sea Lions.
She said this Sea Lion is in very bad shape, that they have very low mentation, & that you can see the pus around the wound.
There is also significant weight loss at the hip area.


Hi,
I was out by Norris Rocks today and saw this sea lion with a fishing flasher lodged in his mouth.  It looks like it probably swallowed a bait and broke off the rest of the anglerís terminal gear. Typically anglers use 40 pound test leader between a lure and flasher so chances of it breaking away are slim. If you look closely you can see a pus discharge around its mouth.  
Is there an animal rescue group that could help with this poor animal?  Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Don

march 20 2018 - Sea Lion with flasher - by Don Peterson




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