Injured Seal Released from Port Jefferson, NY

Port Jefferson Patch: When Stacey Grasso and Kim Shaughnessy—co-teachers in a Setauket Elementary School Kindergarten class—started a project on marine life, they had always planned for it to end this way, with the kids standing on a beach waving goodbye as a real life seal made its way back to the ocean.

On Thursday, Scout, a male gray seal who only 2 months before had washed up injured on a Southampton beach off of Dune Road, was released as a crowd of onlookers cheered him on, including the kindergarteners who adopted him and gave him his name.

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