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Volunteer training for Seal Sitters this Saturday

Posted by Geeky Swedes on August 25th, 2011

When a seal or sea lion makes its way to one of our beaches, Seal Sitters is one of the first to be called. With pupping season in full swing, rookeries and pups have already started visiting Seattle beaches.

“Golden,” an injured sea lion at Golden Gardens in 2010 who died days later.

On Saturday morning, Seal Sitters is hosting a new volunteer training session at the Discovery Park Visitor Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Robin Lindsey with Seal Sitters says that September and October are the busiest time for the organization.

“Sparky,” a seal pup in 2010 that was rehabilitated. Photo courtesy Marilyn, a volunteer with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

From the Seal Sitters website:

We’ll be discussing the workings of the NW Marine Mammal Stranding Network and protocol for responding to marine mammals on shore, seal and sea lion biology, life in a harbor seal rookery and the challenges posed when pups (and adults) visit our largely urban beaches.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP here. You can learn more about volunteering here.

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