Members of the National Marine Life Center will release a juvenile harbor seal at Scussett Beach, Massachusetts, on Sunday, January 13, at 10:00 a.m.
The seal, nicknamed “Hotlips”, has been recovering at the center for the past 2 months after being found on November 12 behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Canal Field Office in Buzzards Bay. She was suffering from severe facial injuries as well as dehydration and malnourishment. After being rescued by the Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, she was brought to the National Marine Life Center.
The seal is the first animal to be admitted to NMLC’s new marine animal hospital straight from the beach, and the first patient to be returned the wild.
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