Marine Mammals

Gray Seals
Della
Della

Rescued: May 30, 1990
Where: Delaware
Why: Injured right front flipper, parasites and a skin infection

Della is blind from cataracts, she works with her trainers using verbal and tactile cues.

Medusa
Medusa

Rescued: March 25, 2016
Where: Long Island
Why: Blind from bi-lateral cataracts

Medusa loves playing under the waterfall in Rescue Harbor!

Harbor Seals
seal
Sandy

Rescued: October 14, 1980
Where: Washington
Why: Abandoned pup

In 1987, Sandy became the first seal ever to receive successful cataract removal surgery.

zoey
Zoey

Rescued: November 22, 2009
Where: Massachusetts
Why: Severe middle ear infection

Zoey gave birth to Zara on July 13, 2017, the first pup born at the Aquarium in 30 years!

Pickles
Pickles

Born: April 24, 2008
Where: SeaWorld Orlando

Why is he named Pickles? Because his mom’s name is Carrots!

stryker
Stryker

Rescued: April 9, 2017
Where: New Jersey
Why: Hit by a boat that severed his hind flipper

Stryker’s injury was so severe that his hind flipper had to be amputated.

California Sea Lions
Kiah
Kiah

Rescued: September 9, 2009 (final rescue)
Where: California
Why: Approaching humans for food

Kiah was rescued and released three times before she was deemed non-releasable.

Mia
Mia

Rescued: June 17, 2014
Where: California
Why: Severely malnourished, suffering from pneumonia and seizures

Mia is a very laid back sea lion!

Isabel
Isabel

Born: June 24, 2014
Where: Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

Isabel is our smallest sea lion and very energetic, she is also Mia’s daughter!

Copper
Copper

Born: July 6, 2012
Where: SeaWorld San Antonio

Copper is our largest sea lion and loves to interact with people in the windows!

Experience a beak-to-nose encounter with our Humboldt penguins. Watch them waddle around, learn more about these fascinating Peruvian birds, and enjoy hands-on interaction!

During your Seal Encounter, you get a behind-the-scenes look at the care and training of our marine mammals and join the trainers on the beach to meet a seal.