A sea lion was seen entangled in fishing line and was in need of some desperate support in Monterey Bay, off the coast of California. Luckily, a few boaters sensed the trouble and activated their rescue mission without wasting much time.
The Marine Mammal Center, located in Sausalito, California, documents the rescue in this inspiring video.
The Center’s mission is, “to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.”
The rescuee, popularly known as ‘Candy Corn’ is sedated with a tranquilizer dart for everyone’s safety.
The sea lions are usually portrayed as docile and playful creatures. However, it must be understood that they are wild animals at the end of the day. It can grow upwards of 600 pounds and 8 feet in length, and like any animal, they can be very intense if it feels it is under threat.
Considering the said factors, it is given that the rescue mission requires trained professionals to get the animal out of trouble.
According to their website, The Marine Mammal Center rescues approximately 600 animals a year. Their ultimate goal is to release the animals under their care back into the wild. Each release is an event to celebrate.
After receiving required care, the animal was released back into the wild. Meanwhile, the onlookers cheered and appreciated the rescue act.
Watch the video below: