Incisions at different healing states. Steller sea lion TJ22 resting poolside 17 days post-surgery (A) and a close up of the healing incision 28 days post-surgery (B): the suture material is not yet dissolved. (C) Incision of California sea lion CSL6039 43 days post-surgery, the suture material has dissolved, the incision shows good granulation.
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