Episode 22: Someone to Watch Over Them
An adult male sea lion brought into SeaWorld, San Diego, has appalling injuries to one side of his head after being injured by a shotgun. Then a young dolphin is found battered and bruised in shallow water on a beach in Texas. Possibly attacked by wild dolphins, this young guy will need all the love and support rescuers can give him if he is to survive!
Episode 21: Not a Second to Lose
A mystery illness spreads through thousands of pelicans when they stop off at a California lake on their migration route. Then a gigantic sea turtle strands on Cape Cod, and it’s a race against time to return this rarely seen leatherback to the ocean!
Episode 20: The Lost Pilots
When a pod of pilot whales strands on Florida’s Atlantic coast, rescuers race to save as many of them as they can. Then they organize an epic nighttime mission to transport the survivors a hundred miles to SeaWorld, Orlando, where they receive long term care!
Episode 19: A Ray of Hope
A loggerhead turtle turns up in a canal at a nuclear power station, and he needs life-saving surgery to remove a large fishhook. Then Apollo the dolphin suffers a terrible sunburn near New Orleans, and it takes months of TLC to make him better!
Episode 18: Take Two
Two tiny turtle hatchlings wash ashore on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. SeaWorld rescuers go above and beyond to save these endangered hawksbill turtles. Then disentanglement experts must respond not just once, but twice to save the life of Twister the humpback whale who makes a habit of getting stuck in fishing gear.
Episode 17: Winter's Tale
A pioneering medical team develops an artificial tail to help a young dolphin that loses her tail fluke to a fishing gear entanglement. Winter the dolphin becomes an inspiration for a young girl with a disability of her own and the star of a Hollywood movie.
Episode 16: Missions of Mercy
The rescue of a green sea turtle stranded on an Oregon Beach turns into an epic mission involving the public, SeaWorld, and the U.S. Navy.Then a pod of rarely seen spotted dolphins strands on a beach in Florida; and it takes teamwork and perseverance to rescue, rehabilitate, and return them to the Atlantic.
Episode 15: Best of Times, Worst of Times
A rescued manatee loses a flipper to fishing equipment and is later discovered to be pregnant! Then a leaking oil tanker, the Prestige, breaks up in a storm, creating a devastating oil spill. An international rescue effort is launched to save wildlife in some environmentally sensitive coastal areas of Spain and Portugal!
Episode 14: Inspiring Journeys
A manatee wanders off course and into the brutal Massachusetts winter freeze! A massive effort to transport him back to Orlando inspires an 8th grader to make a difference. Then, a dolphin is rescued after a vicious shark attack and becomes an inspiration to wounded soldiers returning from war!
Episode 13: Red Alert
A jaguar rampages through a colony of flamingos during a sensitive hatching and breeding season. SeaWorld experts race to save hundreds of abandoned flamingo hatchlings that are notoriously difficult to hand rear.
Episode 12: Poisons and Porpoises
A deadly disease hits sea lions off the California coast. SeaWorld rescuers fight to save lives while researchers try to solve the mystery behind the poison that causes it! Then tiny rare harbor porpoises wash ashore sick and dying. Tune into this exciting episode to find out how they're saved!
Episode 11: Deep Down
A very rare Cuvier's Beaked Whale strands and SeaWorld rescuers must figure out how to treat, feed and return it to the sea. Then a sea lion swallows a large hook. Rescuers perform a daring move to catch him and a life-saving operation to remove the hook.
Episode 10: Great Escapes
When a bear destroys a beaver lodge, the only survivor is a baby that our rescuers name Peanut. A SeaWorld expert becomes little Peanut’s surrogate mom and helps her adapt to a new life. Then two injured sea lions make headlines in San Francisco. One needs help escaping from Alcatraz Island, while the other dodges rescue attempts for weeks!
Episode 9: When it Rains, it Pours
Sick and starving marine animals flood SeaWorld San Diego during one of the worst El Nino weather patterns in 50 years. Then, rescuers have to solve the mystery behind a deadly illness as it spreads through the California sea lion population
Episode 8: Seeing is Believing
Iris, a stranded harbor seal pup, is found to have cataracts in both eyes and undergoes groundbreaking surgery to restore her sight. Rescuers must also race against time and a rising tide to free a humpback whale whose tail is anchored to the seabed!
Episode 7: Weaned and Cleaned
An orphaned baby sea otter grows into her new role as a surrogate mother to other rescued and orphaned sea otters. And an international effort gets underway to save little blue penguins from the most devastating oil spill in New Zealand's history.
Episode 6: Lost, but not Forgotten
A flock of pelicans fly way off course and find themselves in the blazing desert and in big trouble! Then, a humpback whale faces certain doom if a fishing net covering its head isn’t removed in time!
Episode 5: Hanging by a Thread
This weekend rescuers and researchers attempt to identify and rehabilitate a rare seal found injured on a beach in California! Preview of Hanging by a Thread!
Episode 4: Of Pipes and Penguins
It takes a little rocket to free Kilroy the manatee after he gets stuck in a drainpipe next to the Kennedy Space Center. And penguins traveling too far north into warm waters end up on tourist beaches in Brazil. It’s time for a penguin rescue!
Episode 3: True Bromance
Researchers and rescuers recount the epic story of C6 the dolphin. He was attacked by four bull sharks and nearly died. During his rehabilitation, researchers learn about the brotherly bond he shared with another dolphin, C7.
Episode 2: Stuck in the Muck
This weekend A rare Bryde’s whale is rescued from a beach, but its size and poor health become major challenges for rescuers. Then hundreds of dolphins are stranded in thick mud, and rescuers must rush to save them!
Episode 1: Dangerous Passages
Valentine, a badly injured sea lion, washes up on a popular beach and needs expert attention. Then, two humpbacks take a wrong turn and wind up in a freshwater shipping lane in California! Watch our teams help steer them all back into friendly waters, on this exciting second season premiere of Sea Rescue!
Episode 13: Tight Squeeze
We've seen manatees rescued earlier this year... but this one is not only in a tight place, but in dirty, dark, pest-infested waters too -- and most definitely in need of a Sea Rescue!
Episode 12: Dolphins in Danger!
Rescuers must save a group of dolphins, each with huge complications:
- A calf is being strangled by fishing line
- Another is trapped in freshwater -- 100 miles from the ocean!
- A third is critically ill - its only chance is a radical medical treatment typically only used on humans
Join us for this exciting episode filled with these wonderful creatures!
Episode 11: Turtle Travels
This week, watch as a small endangered sea turtle winds up 5,000 miles from home; then two other sea turtles catch a wild ride on a swift current. They're out of familiar waters and need a Sea Rescue to survive!
Episode 10: Strayed from the Sea
This week, watch as a young gray whale wanders into a shallow harbor entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line. Our teams must carefully free him while working from a boat just inches away! Then, a dolphin becomes trapped in a freshwater area. Can our rescuers get it back to saltwater before time runs out?
Episode 9: Penguins in Peril!
An oil spill threatens to destroy a large percentage of the world's African Penguin population. Watch as thousands of volunteers join our teams in the largest penguin rescue effort ever!
Episode 8: Cold Cases
Florida is home to a great population of turtles and manatees, but they're not built for extreme cold. In a recent cold snap, our rescuers were called on to aid hundreds of turtles as well as a group of manatees who tried to be a little too clever during the winter months.
Episode 7: Special Delivery!
A pilot whale lives their life in a pod, or community of 10-30 whales... it is rare to ever see one alone unless something is wrong. Join us this week as our rescuers are called into action to save a critically ill patient. As the rescue progresses, rescuers are thrown a curve which further threatens this gentle giant's survival.
Episode 6: Foster Families
This week is all about baby manatees - they're very cute, but they're in a a very dangerous situation! Our teams find orphaned baby manatees, and race to get them the aid, nutrition, and care they need to survive.
Episode 5: The ones that (almost) got away
A sea lion has been senselessly wounded by someone with a gaff hook. He's hurt and scared, so he resists our team's efforts to treat the wounds. Watch their struggle to treat him before the injury gets worse.
Then an endangered sea turtle is brought in for cold stress treatment, but our rescuers are surprised at what else they find!
Episode 4: Drained Manatees & Negotiating with a Sea Lion!
From their sheer size, manatees are hard enough to maneuver in open water - find one in a storm drain, and it becomes one of the most complex and time-sensitive rescues yet.
Then, we all love the playful nature of Sea Lions...but this one needs to negotiate with the law to be rescued! Watch it unfold on this episode of Sea Rescue. Then watch the release on our blogs.
Episode 3: Grey Whale Tale
This week, the SeaWorld team rescues J.J, a stranded newborn baby grey whale near Los Angeles. Join the team through her story: from her beaching, to the daring rescue, to her remarkable rehabilitation. Her successful return to the ocean is a heartwarming tale - don't miss it!
Episode 2: Dangerous Entanglements
Rescuers must wade through alligator infested waters to save a stranded manatee, and another injured from ordinary fishing line. Be sure to join our teams as they perform another Sea Rescue!
Episode 1: Stranded
Tune in to the series premier on April 7th, as SeaWorld teams save a baby dolphin trapped in fishing line. Then a pod of pilot whales is found stranded on Florida beaches - our teams race into action to rescue the survivors!