rescued sea lion
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes, Video.
Photo: Ingrid Overgard

On October 9th a San Francisco Sea Lion was rescued and sent to the Marine Mammal Center. The Sea Lion, named by his rescuers Blond Bomber, was slowly choking to death from the seven inch piece of solid plastic that was wrapped around his neck.

In the image below that shows him hightailing it back to the ocean as fast as he can, you can see the deep gash around his neck from the injury.

blond bomber released into ocean

Thankfully, unlike most animals who suffer from the trash that fills the earth’s oceans, the Blond Bomber is now thriving back in his natural habitat.

The rescuers had to sedate him, remove the plastic, and then keep him for observation for a few days to make sure nothing else was wrong. Besides for the plastic, he was as healthy as could be.

Watch the video to see Blond Bomber released back into the wild. He wants nothing to do with his human guardian angels, just like it should be.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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