Rescued Sea Lion Returned to Ocean After Recovering from Shark Bite, Poisoning

“A sea lion was back home in the Pacific Ocean waters Monday after a long recovery from a severe shark bite wound as well as domoic acid poisoning, according to the Marine Mammal Center.

Volunteers with the Sausalito center released Jenya back to the wild Monday morning at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands after the subadult male sea lion underwent five weeks of intense rehabilitation.

‘Jenya’s road to recovery was one of the most inspiring patient cases I’ve seen this year,’ Marine Mammal Center veterinarian Dr. Emily Trumbull said in a statement. ‘Watching this animal transform back into a feisty, thriving sea lion that’s ready to head home is a testament to the intensive rehabilitative and medical efforts the Center provides sick and injured marine mammals in need.’”

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Originally published at on December 29, 2020.



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