wildlifecenter_950_1.jpg

Baby Elephant Seals Rescued and Released

After an arduous three months in rehabilitation, two young elephant seals are finally ready to be released back into the ocean by a team at the California Wildlife Center.

Before their release, elephant seals Ellen and Violet were found in highly debilitating and malnourished conditions, weighing 63, and 55 pounds, respectively.

Violet and Ellen are the California Wildlife Center's first elephant seal rescues of the year, but not the first releases of the season.

"We are pleased we made it a little over three months later. They came in really skinny and dehydrated. Thanks to our great vet team and volunteers, pulling together, we made it here and they look like they're going to make it," said Michael Remski, marine mammal rehabilitation manager.

Find out more as reporter Cara Santa Maria explores the issue and greets the latest pair of rescued baby elephant seals.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Victoria Harris, board president
  • Michael Remski, marine mammal rehab manager
  • Jonsie Ross, marine mammal stranding coordinator



  •  

 

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

'Where's Nancy?' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A man's search for his missing wife who suffers from early onset Alzheimer's reveals gaps in the system meant to locate and care for the mentally impaired in California. Socal Connected documents the journey to answer, where's Nancy.

She's called the unstoppable woman. Meet one of the world's top virus hunters, who travels to the most remote parts of the planet to identify and stop pandemics.

  • 2018-04-22T11:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-04-25T18:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

'Cycle of Disrepair' and 'Blowing Concerns'

Los Angeles has some of the worst streets in America and the degradation and disrepair is costing the city millions in costly personal injury claims. What's being done to fix L.A.'s roadways and stop the costly litigation?

Socal Connected investigates Motorized outdoor equipment like leaf blowers and lawnmowers will soon surpass cars as California's top pollutant. In a joint investigation with FairWarning, Socal Connected looks at the politics and pollution behind leafblowers.

  • 2018-04-24T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-04-24T18:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-04-25T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-04-26T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-04-28T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-04-29T11:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

'Maybe Babies' and 'Patagonia's Workplace Paradise'

They’re called maybe babies... nearly a million frozen embryos stored in labs across the nation. They’re at the heart of a daunting decision for thousands couples--and a brave new world for others. Welcome to the newest controversy around creating human life.

  • 2018-05-01T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-01T18:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-02T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-02T19:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-03T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-05T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-06T11:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

'Bail Bonds', 'The Comeback Kids' and 'School of Good Works'

The price of freedom for some in the Los Angeles County Jail system is simply too high a cost. As much as a quarter of the 17,000 in LA's jails are there simply because they cannot make bail.

The California Condors were close to extinction when Federal Fish and Wildlife officials took an aggressive approach to save one of the world's largest birds.

A profile piece of an Islamic school in South Los Angeles which is giving back to its local community which has been ravaged by drugs, violence and crime. 

  • 2018-05-08T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-08T18:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-09T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-09T19:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-10T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-12T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-13T11:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

'Who Approved That?', 'Animal Court' and 'Energy Saving Family'

As new developments pop up all over L.A., many are asking, 'Who approved that?'

Exclusive: What happens when dogs have behaved badly - or accused of it? They end up in LA's animal hearings. 

How did an Altadena family cut its energy use by 90%? It helps when the dad is a climate scientist who is committed to doing about global warming. Anchor Val Zavala meets Peter Kalmus to find out how and why he felt compelled to shrink his carbon footprint so dramatically.

  • 2018-05-15T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-15T18:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-16T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-16T19:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-05-17T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-19T05:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2018-05-20T11:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

'Freelance Nation' and 'Made in L.A.'

With the rise of the super-temp, comes the increase income inequality. What happens when half the workforce are gig workers? SoCal Connected follows an Uber driver who lost his job and is struggling to support his family as an independent contractor. 

How one of L.A.'s most successful entrepreneurs, Cisco Pinedo, is building a brand, furniture and community all at the same time.

  • 2018-05-22T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD