We’ve Adopted!

September 4, 2009 | By | Comments (4)

How are you guys? It's been a while since I've posted, and I wanted to catch everyone up on what we've been up to. We've been busy!

I hope you've had a chance to flip through the September issue. As you may have noticed, editor Lindsay Bierman mentioned in his editor's letter that we recently welcomed a new member into our Coastal Living family—Chippy the sea lion!

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Chippy

"This 600-pound sea lion was rescued by The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA," Lindsey writes. "I'm sorry to tell you this, but when The Center's vets examined him, they found a bullet in his head. (Don't worry, they nursed him back to health!) This year, shocking numbers of sea lions and other creatures have been coming ashore starving and weak. Their food sources seem to be moving away from the coast or disappearing, and no one knows why."

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But you too can welcome a marine mammal into your family. Visit marinemammalcenter.org or call (415) 289-7339 to learn more and join The Center's Adopt-a-Seal program. Here's a few more friends who need your help.

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Astro

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Calloway

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Poppy

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Garnett

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Repo

COMMENTS

  1. Florida Escape Artist

    I love this idea! I would love to adopt a Manatee. If you ever get the chance to swim with them in the wild, don’t pass it up. They are gentle giants, you will never be the same. They swim right up to you and roll over to let you rub their bellies. I hope the next generation will get to enjoy them as well.

    September 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm
  2. Layla Palmer

    Okay. That’s it. I officially want to adopt a seal! :-)
    They’re SO cute!
    Hello to you from Prattville, Alabama!
    Layla Palmer
    The Lettered Cottage

    October 4, 2009 at 8:37 am
  3. Annie @ Marry You Me

    This is very inspiring – they are gentle and adorable creatures who deserve respect and we should do everything we can to help! I hope you write about this in the magazine.

    October 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  4. Kevin O’Farrell

    I had been a member of the Board of Directors of The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and release organization in the world. Marine Mammals are near the top of the ocean’s food chain. So, their health reflects that of the entire oceanic ecosystem where they live. Too many starving seals or sealions is an indication of overlapping El Nino conditions, linked to global warming. Starving sea lions will forage on fish in nets. So, some fishermen shoot them. It’s all part of a natural domino effect. Right now, we live right on the shore with our own rookery of very healthy seals at Mermaid Isle. http://www.mermaidisle.net

    December 12, 2009 at 2:52 am

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