The following is from an e-mail that Ryan Murphy sent to Pat Gearin of NOAA:
“This week’s brands include:
There was also an unbranded juvenile california with a rectangular red tag on it’s front left flipper.—I’m not 100% on the “361” brand, and the “951” might be a “961”. I’ve also attached two photos of neck rings for your files. These are the only 2 entangled animals I’ve seen so far this fall. That’s an ‘improvement’ over last year in both abundance and percentage. Injured c868 is looking much better than when first sighted here. It now holds the injured flipper tight to its body when moving on land, the swelling around the open wound is noticeably reduced.