LAPD and LA Port Police Join Forces to Release Seals and Sea Lions back into the Wild

May 16, 2018 - 1:29 pm

LAPD S.W.A.T. Tactical Waterborne Unit and LA Port Police teamed up Wednesday to release recently rehabilitated seals and sea lions back into the sea.

After being nursed back to health, several seals and sea lions returned home to the Pacific today, hitching a ride with LAPD SWAT and the Port Police theby boat.

The animals spend an average of six to 12 weeks at the Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles.

Executive Director, Jeff Cozad says once they can compete for food, they're read to go home.

Officer Jennifer Grasso, with LAPD SWAT's waterborne unit helped escort the little guys home, while some of the mammals were trucked to White Point Beach where they were cheered on by  the folks on shore.