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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Seal release at 10:00 am tomorrow at Blue Shutters Beach!

Thursday, November 29 10:00am

Blue Shutters Beach, Charlestown, RI

You're invited to join us as we release Barnes, a young harbor seal rescued by Marine Mammals of Maine in Phippsburg, ME.

The approximately two week old pup was admitted to the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic on May 22 weighing approximately 18 pounds. Abandoned shortly after birth, Barnes required around-the-clock care for the first several weeks which included formula feeds every three hours, weekly exams and a daily cleaning of the umbilicus.

A couple of weeks ago, Mystic Aquarium announced via social media its ‘winning tradition’ of naming seals after New England champions following the 2017 release of Trey, named for Super Bowl™ champ Trey Flowers of the New England Patriots. Barnes was named after Connecticut native, former UConn Husky and 2018 World Series™ champ Matt Barnes, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

Following months of dedicated care from the staff, interns and volunteers of the Animal Rescue Team, Barnes now weights over 53 pounds and is prepared for life at sea.

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

Thank you for your support and understanding.