Before being released, five of the seals were equipped with pain-free, temporary satellite-linked transmitters. The mohawk-like additions "will provide valuable data to the aquarium’s veterinary team regarding the seal pups’ travel patterns and progress following their release."
"I want to see how these animals do, and how they do kind of dictates what we do next year. Are there differences or changes that I want to do in their release criteria – release them at different weights? Release them in different areas?" Martin Haulena, the aquarium's staff veterinarian, told the Canadian Press.
According to ZooBorns, "In the water, the transmitters don't weigh anything, and the seals don't seem to be bothered by them at all! They aren't invasive; no part of the animal has been punctured or any painRead More »from Vancouver Aquarium Manual Rescue Centre releases five rehabilitated seals