On February 18, 2006, the Riverhead Foundation released Valentina - a yearling female harbor seal - back to the wild. Valentina was equipped with a satellite tag that will give the biologists infomation about her post release movements. Valentina's release, despite cold and windy weather, was witnessed by numerous supporters of the Riverhead Foundation!
Valnetina's location as of February 27, 2006 (disregard dots on land, just a bad data point)
Valentina's location as of February 24, 2006
Valentina's location as of February 23, 2006
Valentina carried from the rescue truck to her release spot by Rob DiGiovanni (left), Director of the Riverhead Foundation, and Will Stenzel, Rescue Team Volunteer.
Megan, one of the participants of Valentina's release, opening the door.
Valentina making her way towards the water.
Valentina in the water.