About a week ago, people working with The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, the San Francisco Bay Area, were called in to help rescue a sea lion which almost chocked to death after a plastic strip somehow got wrapped around its neck.
After the plastic strip was removed, the staff at the aforementioned wildlife sanctuary decided to postpone the sea lion's release back into the while just for a few days.
Their goal was to make sure that the animal was in good health, and that its returning to its natural habitat would not negatively impact on its overall wellbeing.
During the seven days this lion spent in captivity, conservationists began referring to it as “Blonde Bomber.”
Now that the animal was freed, the people who looked after it can only hope that something similar will never happen to it again, and that Blonde Bomber will try to stay away from plastic debris.