Adopt-a-Seal® Inky – Nominee for 2019 Patient of the Year
As part of our 2019 Patient of the Year celebration, adopt Inky today and receive this exclusive digital-only Adopt-a-Seal®.
Northern fur seal Inky was rescued weak and starving — although you might not have suspected it since he was admitted at over 215 pounds! Inky is the largest northern fur seal ever admitted to the Center, but still weighed about half of what he should have as an adult male.
Lab results confirmed our veterinarians’ suspicion that Inky was suffering from domoic acid, a potentially deadly neurotoxin.This toxin can also affect humans who eat contaminated shellfish, though marine mammals are often the first to be impacted. By caring for patients like Inky, our scientists can alert authorities when we see an outbreak and help them better protect human health.
Thankfully Inky came into our care before significant damage, and we were able to help flush the toxin from his system by giving him fluids and fish free of domoic acid. After being granted a clean bill of health, he was released back to his ocean home with a second chance.
Thank you for your generous donation and for making a difference in the life of a marine mammal like Inky.
Inky is an exclusive digital-only Adopt-a-Seal®. When you adopt Inky, you’ll automatically be able to download your adoption certificate that shares his photo and story on the back. Thanks to your generosity, you’ll make a difference in the life of a marine mammal like Inky. Please note – this is a digital certificate; you will not receive a certificate in the mail!
Download your digital Adopt-a-Seal® today!