Save.The.Date – Seal Release 10.02.11

September 28th, 2011 by Shannon

Yeah!  Time for another seal release!  If it seems like we’ve been doing a bunch of releases lately, well, it’s because we have been.  Our babies are finally getting healthy and large enough to release back to the wild.

Let’s get these puppies out of here!

Date:  Sunday, October 02, 2011 (Rain or Shine)
Who?  Baby, Yoda, Boba Fett
(*subject to change) – and possibly Iceman (if she gets medical clearance by Sunday).
Kennel Door Opens at:  11:00 am
(Be there early!)
Blubber Hits the Water at:  ~11:01 am
(Blink and you’ll miss it….we’re not kidding!)
Location:
  Gilbert Place, on Biddeford Pool, Biddeford, Maine (as you enter Gilbert Place, veer to the left for public parking)

Get Directions

What to Bring:

  • Cameras
  • Good Vibes
  • Donations to support rehabilitation efforts in Maine
  • All recommended but not required.

Special Request: Parking is at Gilbert Place public parking.  Please drive carefully, mind speed limits and be respectful of the neighbors.  Thanks!

Seal Release – 09.11.11

September 9th, 2011 by Shannon

It’s been an awesome, but long summer for our pups!  They’ve come so far – growing, learning to eat fish, and starting to call MARC their home.  Let’s change that!  We’re ready to send them to their new life in the ocean.  Come join us!

Let's get these puppies out of here!

Date:  Sunday, September 11, 2011 (Rain or Shine… fingers crossed for sunshine, though!)
Who?  Tito, Obiwan, Penny
(*subject to change)
Kennel Door Opens at:  3:30 pm
(Be there early!)
Blubber Hits the Water at:  ~3:31 pm
(Blink and you’ll miss it)
Location:
  Gilbert Place, on Biddeford Pool, Biddeford, Maine (as you enter Gilbert Place, veer to the left for public parking)

Get Directions

What to Bring:

  • Cameras
  • Good Vibes
  • Cash or Checks to Pre-register for ‘Frolic for Flippers‘ … we need your support!
  • All recommended but not required.

Special Request: Parking is at Gilbert Place public parking.  Please drive carefully, mind speed limits and be respectful of the neighbors.  Thanks!

Watch the Frolic ad:

 

 

And the winner is…..

May 12th, 2011 by Emily

A while back, we asked what creature our harp seal pup most resembled as she made her way through her awkward adolescence in the Stef Look-A-Like Contest .

Stef during the awkward hair-loss phase

We promised that we would reveal the results just as soon as the last bit of lanugo coat (white baby hair) was shed.  Well, the funny thing is, Stef still has traces of her lanugo coat.  We can’t wait any longer to tell you.  The votes have been tallied and the offical winner is…….  (drumroll, please)

The Chinese Crested Dog.

Stef's Look-A-Like Winner

Following with a close second was the Mystery Dog.

This weekend, Stef will be released with four other seals.   We are very excited that she is finally ready for release.  We will be attaching a satellite tag this week so we can monitor her travels once she’s back in the ocean.  You can find more information on the release here or here.

Rockwood Release Recap!

February 21st, 2011 by Shannon

Thanks to everyone that made it to Granite Point Beach on Saturday morning. It was a great turn out. Harp seal “Rockwood” (and his blubber) hit the water at 10:31 am on the dot. He dove right in and looked back only a few times before he set off for his next big adventure.

Onlookers and volunteers gathering for the big moment

Rockwood checking out the scenery

Rockwood heading out to sea

Thanks to Kylie and Marissa for photographing the release.  And a special thanks to everyone who helped tidy up the beach.  Every little bit helps!!