Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)
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Released by the Marine Animal Lifeline
2:00 PM EST, Friday, February 4, 2000
Kettle Cove Beach, Maine


Name: "Bubba"
Species: Cystophora cristata
Sex: Male
Age: Juvenile
Release Weight: 44.1kg
Release Length: 97cm
Tag Placement: Dorsal /shoulders
Release Date: 2/4/00
Release Location: Crescent Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

This juvenile male hooded seal was found stranded on Wells Beach, Maine on January 10, 2000. A Marine Animal Lifeline Rescue Team responded and transported him to the Lifeline's rehabilitation center in Maine. Bubba was admitted into rehabilitation and immediately started on antibiotic treatment. He was ailing from a bacterial infection along with symptoms of moderate dehydration. He responded very well to treatment and was in rehabilitation for a total of 26 days.

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