October 17, 2018

Mystic Aquarium to release rehabilitated seal in Charlestown

A 1-year-old harp seal found on a South Kingstown beach with apparent shark bite wounds last month is being released back into the wild after being treated for its injuries.

WPRI-TV reports that Mystic Aquarium officials will be releasing the seal named Valentine into waters at Charlestown Breachway State Beach on Thursday morning.

Valentine was found at Moonstone Beach on Feb. 13 with back wounds that may have been inflicted by a shark.

Aquarium officials treated the seal with antibiotics and say it’s ready to be returned to its natural habitat.

Source: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/x299890593/Mystic-Aquarium-to-release-rehabilitated-seal-in-Charlestown