On Saturday, May 6, 2006, the Riverhead Foundation released three seals backto the wild! One harp seal, named Gatsby, was equipped with a satellite tag attached to his fur, and one gray seal, Wylie, had a radio tag. Elijah, the third seal released that day, was equipped only with a flipper tag.
Below are photos from the release where numerous supporters of the Riverhead Foundation joined us on the beach!
Gatsby's latest position from May 15, 2006
Photos taken using equippment donated by .
The satellite tag was applied in the morning of the day of the release.
Elijah, Gatsby, and Wylie in their transport cages on the beach awaiting release.
John Roland, Riverhead Foundation board member (left), and Rob DiGiovanni,
Riverhead Foundation director and senior biologist, opening Gatsby's cage.
Gatsby entering water! The satellite tag is visible on his back, and the
yeallow plastic flipper tag on the left hind flipper.
Wylie leaving the cage - radio tag is visible on his head.
Wylie in the water looking back...
Elijah heading towards the water...
Thank you everyone for your support!