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Monday, March 28, 2022

Seal release at Blue Shutters Beach tomorrow

Gray Seal Rescued and Rehabilitated by Mystic Aquarium will return to Ocean Home! 

From the Mystic Aquarium

Gray seal from an earlier release in Charlestown. Photo by Will Collette
An approximately 3-month-old male gray seal weanling rescued from Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI on February 15, 2022.

At approximately 8 weeks old, he was found minimally responsive and in very thin body condition. Upon arrival he weighed just 30 lbs.  

While rehabilitating, the seal received antibiotics for an infection and fluids to address dehydration. Throughout his time with our Animal Rescue Program, he has more than doubled his weight; currently weighing in at over 60 lbs!  

The seal has recovered well in rehabilitation and is ready to return to his ocean home!  This Gray Seal will be released during a can’t miss moment on Tuesday, March 29:

Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program cordially invites you:  

 What:  Mystic Aquarium is proud to announce the release of one rehabilitated gray seal 

When:  10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 

Where:  Blue Shutters Beach - Charlestown, RI  

Media is encouraged to arrive early – Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue will be on site by 9:45 A.M.