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How ‘Hoppie’ the sea lion ended up in a California orchard
The animal managed to swim and hop its way 100 miles away from the Pacific Ocean, earning him the sweet nickname.

Video: the turtles have been successfully released! Stinger (#31) was excited to leave the beach!

Our Animal Rescue staff were at work very early this morning to get 13 sea turtles ready for a road trip to FL. The turtles are currently on their way to (warmer) Florida, and will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean later today! Our Animal Rescue staff were at work very early this morning to get 13 sea turtles ready for a road trip to FL. The turtles are currently on their way to (warmer) Florida, and will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean later today!

Our Animal Rescue staff were at work very early this morning to get 13 sea turtles ready for a road trip to FL. The turtles are currently on their way to (warmer) Florida, and will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean later today!

Good morning, Maverick. Maverick will continue his rehab @nationalaquarium, as he was admitted with several shell fractures that continue to heal.

Congrats University of Connecticut on your NCAA win! Our rehab green turtle Sundown had some decent dribbling moves to show off this morning!

Did you know? Grey seals are sometimes called ‘horseheads’ because of their large snouts. We’re currently seeing lots of healthy grey seals along the coast of Maryland. Learn more about grey seals: http://ow.ly/vrrUO

Oil spills (and their serious threat to wildlife) were first thrust to the spotlight 25 years ago when the Exxon Valdez vessel grounded in Prince William Sound, Alaska and discharged 11 million gallons of crude oil.

Click here to learn more about what we’ve learned over the last 25 years and how our team works with local and federal officials to prepare for these events. 

Over the last three months, our Animal Rescue team has been very busy treating 19 sea turtles for critical conditions, including: fungal and bacterial pneumonias, infections in their flipper joints and severe shell lesions.
I’m happy to announce that we currently have 11 turtles that are no longer on medications and are ready for release! 
Check out my full blog update on these guys! Over the last three months, our Animal Rescue team has been very busy treating 19 sea turtles for critical conditions, including: fungal and bacterial pneumonias, infections in their flipper joints and severe shell lesions.
I’m happy to announce that we currently have 11 turtles that are no longer on medications and are ready for release! 
Check out my full blog update on these guys! Over the last three months, our Animal Rescue team has been very busy treating 19 sea turtles for critical conditions, including: fungal and bacterial pneumonias, infections in their flipper joints and severe shell lesions.
I’m happy to announce that we currently have 11 turtles that are no longer on medications and are ready for release! 
Check out my full blog update on these guys!

Over the last three months, our Animal Rescue team has been very busy treating 19 sea turtles for critical conditions, including: fungal and bacterial pneumonias, infections in their flipper joints and severe shell lesions.

I’m happy to announce that we currently have 11 turtles that are no longer on medications and are ready for release! 

Check out my full blog update on these guys!

This harbor seal was spotted in Ocean City last week with a potential shark bite injury. 

Our team rescued the animal and transported it to New Jersey for long-term rehabilitation. We’re happy to report that the seal is doing well! 

Throwback Thursday! This week in 2004 our National Aquarium Animal Rescue team admitted a juvenile harbor seal for rehabilitation. The seal, later named Hopper, stranded in Virginia with injuries consistent with mono-filament entanglement. She was successfully rehabilitated and released off Long Island, NY on June 17, 2004. As a result of our rehabilitation efforts, the seal was sighted again in May of 2010 along the coast of Maine - nearly 6 years after being released!