MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Mystic Aquarium officials say they will release a rescued harp seal on Charlestown Breachway State Beach in Rhode Island.

The 1- to 2-year-old seal will be released at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The seal was rescued in March in South Kingstown, R.I. It was thin, dehydrated and had a puncture wound on a flipper. The seal has recovered after being treated with antibiotics.

Harp seals typically travel from Canada to New England at winter in pursuit of fish and return

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