December 10, 2018

Mystic Aquarium releases rescued seal back into the wild


Mystic Aquarium’s animal rescue team has released a 1-year-old harp seal named Valentine back into the wild.

Mystic Aquarium officials said that the team rescued Valentine on Feb. 13 at Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, RI.

He had numerous infected wounds on his back, Mystic Aquarium officials said, which appeared to be shark inflicted, but was able to recover after being treated with wound care and antibiotics.

According to Mystic Aquarium officials, the name “harp seal” comes from the “v” shaped markings on the species’ back, which resemble a harp. They typically travel from