BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A disoriented sea lion discovered Saturday evening stranded in brush along a stretch of East Bay shoreline was in good condition and later released, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said Monday.
The female sea lion was spotted near McLaughlin Eastshore State Park about 7 p.m.READ MORE: SF Supes Propose Free Muni Pilot Program To Encourage Ridership During Pandemic
The animal had somehow meandered inland and was surrounded by vegetation that blocked its view of the water, center spokesman Giancarlo Rulli said.
Fortunately, it didn’t make it as far as the frontage road, Rulli said.READ MORE: San Jose Names Park In Honor Of City’s Filipino American Community
With help from East Bay Regional Park District police officers, marine mammal staff loaded the animal into a rescue truck. It was later released near Fort Baker, according to Rulli.
Anyone who spots a marine mammal in distress is urged to call the Marine Mammal Center’s hotline at (415) 289-SEAL (7325).
For more information, people can visit the center’s site at http://www.marinemammalcenter.org.MORE NEWS: COVID: Experts Weigh Vaccine Efficacy After Rare, Possible Side Effect Gets Johnson & Johnson Doses Pulled
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