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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: August 19, 2015 12:20:03 PM PDT

Sea Lion in Cage
California sea lions in a holding cage on a boat, headed out on the Pacific Ocean. Three California sea lions returned to the wild off the California coast near San Diego on August 16, after wildlife care experts determined they were ready for release. Wildlife experts captured the sea lions during the Refugio Oil Spill Response that started on May 19, when Pipeline 901 leaked oil into the Pacific Ocean in northern Santa Barbara County. Photo credit SeaWorld
Elephant Seal

California Elephant seal heads toward the water as it is set free following rehabilitation. It was returned to the wild off the California coast near San Diego on August 14, after wildlife care experts determined it was ready for release. Wildlife experts captured the seal during the Refugio Oil Spill Response that started on May 19, when Pipeline 901 leaked oil into the Pacific Ocean in northern Santa Barbara County. Photo credit SeaWorld

Seal Satellite

California sea lions swim free, wearing satellite tags so scientists can track their activities following their rehabilitation after an oil spill. Three California sea lions returned to the wild off the California coast near San Diego on August 16, after wildlife care experts determined they were ready for release. Wildlife experts captured the sea lions during the Refugio Oil Spill Response that started on May 19, when Pipeline 901 leaked oil into the Pacific Ocean in northern Santa Barbara County. Photo credit SeaWorld

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www.refugioresponse.com
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