reason for stranding: entanglement
Patient History: A boater rescued Seraph a few feet off the Isla Blanca jetties. Her front flippers and neck were entangled by two separate fishing lines. The fishing line and clumps of seaweed attached to her flippers weighed approximately 0.3 lbs
Physical Injuries: Because of the entanglement, Seraph’s front flippers and neck are swollen. Besides the constriction sites, there are no other major wounds.
Treatments Given: Fluids, antibiotics, Vitamin B (to increase appetite/energy), anti-inflammatory (to bring down swelling), cold-laser therapy (to speed recovery time), honey massages (to encourage circulation)