Chimney Rock Release


Inverness, CA

I've been volunteering at the Marine Mammal Center and every once in a while, I help with a release.

release1
release2
release3

I rode up through beautiful Highway 1, a two hour ride each way. The first half was beautiful but then the fog rolled in and the visibility became horrible. Carpooling next time.

release4

Chimney Rock

release5
release6

This was my third release and by far the biggest one, 14 total and most were pups. It went relatively smooth, we did have some wild seals that had to be moved to get the truck through.

releasec1
release7
release8
release9
release10
release11
release12

The Sea Lions were released in 3 sets. You barricade the sides, open the cage, and they naturally run into the water.

release13
release14

The last one stayed to look back, almost as a thank you.

releasec2

If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up here. It takes a bit to get through the required classes but its worth it.