PUP NEWS 2016

Each year beginning in mid-December adult female Harbor seals return to the Casa Beach rookery to prepare for the births of their pups. Pups are usually born in February and March.

January 17, 2016 – Freckles is born and abandoned by mother, but has been seen nursing from two different seals. Freckles was rescued by Sea World on January 26, and has been very vocal and receiving tube feedings.

2016 Freckles

Freckles is on the left, trying to nurse

January 20, 2016 – Mighty Mouse, Scarlet, and Tubbs are born.

January 24, 2016 – Amber is born.

January 25, 2016 – Sapphire is born.

February 14, 2016 – George Valentino is born.

February 14, 2016 –  A Newborn Pup Nursing (video)

 

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February 15, 2016 – Peridot is born. So far on Casa Beach, there have been a total 10 seal births reported, with some pups unnamed.

February 17, 2016 – Mom bonds with her newborn pup (video)

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February 21, 2016 – New pup birth was witnessed at 10:15am.

February 26, 2016 – One new pup birth witnessed at 3:10 pm. A total of 17 pups were counted on Casa Beach!

March 3, 2016 – Birth of a harbor seal (video)

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March 8, 2016 – A total of 48 successful births at Casa Beach have been reported.

 

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March 11 – 13, 2016 – A pup was born on each of these 3 days, for a total of 51 pups born at Casa Beach.

A nursing pup

A nursing pup