Saturday, March 20, 2010
OSU team rescues entangled sea lion at Sea Lion Caves | OregonLive.com: "The five-person team quickly descended into the darkness, slipping over steep, wet rocks with hundreds of sea lions bobbing in the water nearby.
Holding up big plywood boards as shields to protect themselves, the crew closed in on the sea lion as the vet gave it a tranquilizing shot using a pole.
Then they waited for the medication to take effect.
They had thought they might be able to cut the net off with their hands, but the creature never went to sleep.
'She remained active and aggressive through the whole procedure,' Rice said. 'We had to be careful not to get bit.'
Sea lions have bacteria in their mouths that can be toxic to humans, causing serious tissue damage."
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