Pilot Whale 300 Moves to New Home
The Marine Mammal Conservancy is proud to announce the relocation of pilot whale 300 to SeaWorld. The first whale rescued during the May 5th, 2011 stranding in Cudjoe Key, FL 300 was the final whale to complete rehabilitation at the Marine Mammal Conservancy. 300 was transported by stretcher into a neutrally buoyant position inside a wet transport module specifically tailored to meet her special needs.
After surviving numerous medical challenges, 300 was deemed non-releasable by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) based on established guidelines for release and input from independent marine mammal experts. NMFS has placed her in the care of SeaWorld, where she will be reunited with 301, a calf that was rescued during the same stranding event.
The MMC staff would like to thank all of the volunteers, SeaWorld and our stranding network partners who have committed so much time and effort to make this rescue and rehabilitation possible.