Every summer, the SeaDoc Society hosts interns in collaboration with The Whale Museum and the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network. In this video, two SeaDoc Society interns respond to a call about a harbor seal pup on Orcas Island.
One of those interns, Megan Mangini, a student at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, explains how the response network works and what she gained from her experience as a summer intern.
The pup in the video was seen again in the wild once after being tagged, but specifics beyond that are unknown.
SeaDoc is part of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where faculty members are internationally renowned wildlife veterinarians. The program takes the One Health approach to ecosystem health, considering how humans, animals and the environment play into any issue.