SeaWorld® San Diego’s Rescue Team examines a rescued smoothhound shark. SeaWorld rescued the shark after it was reported to be in distress in a shallow area along the rocks in Mission Bay. After treating superficial injuries on her snout, abdomen and below her dorsal due to entanglement in fishing gear, the team returned the shark to the ocean. SeaWorld® San Diego’s animal specialists have rescued more than 15,000 animals that were ill, injured or stranded over the last five decades. The goal of the program is to rescue and rehabilitate animals, giving them a second chance at life.
Photo credit: Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld® San Diego