November 19, 2018

Aquarium workers rescue stressed seal pup in Hull

A group of admirers put a 6-week-old gray seal pup in such grave danger that it had to be rescued this afternoon, New England Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse said.

Using nylon “crowder boards� and a dog kennel, Aquarium workers rescued the 25-pound female pup from a popular Hull beach just after 2 p.m. Earlier, police had noticed many people crowded close to the seal, giving the animal so much attention it needed to be relocated for safety reasons, LaCasse said.

Wild animals are incredibly sensitive to stress, he said, and often traumatic events can lead to