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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mystic plans to release SIX seals Monday at Blue Shutters Beach

Monday, October 15 10:30 am

Blue Shutters Beach, Charlestown, RI

You're invited to join us and our friends from Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) as we release six harbor seals.

Each seal was rescued in Maine by MMoME as a pup and was considered to have been abandoned shortly after birth. Four of the seals – Kauai, Bear, Bimini and Tigres – received rehabilitative care at Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic.

Due to an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) along the ME, NH and MA coastline, MMoME will join our team to release another two seals - one of which will be satellite tagged by Atlantic Marine Conservation Society of New York in order to conduct population monitoring and gain valuable information on post-release behavior and travel patterns.

Please remember that seal release dates and times may change without notice.