I can't say enough about the tireless work and tremendous efforts of the folks at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantne when it comes to the overall health and care of New Jersey's marine animals.

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Two seals found on the beaches in New Jersey and rescued by the Stranding Center are recovering from their injuries and hopefully will be able to be released in the near future.

In a report from NJ.com, the first seal was found suffering from a huge bleeding wound under his front left flipper on the beach in Strathmere at the begining of the month. Surgery was performed on the flipper by the Mammal Stranding Center veterinarain. The seal is on the road to recovery and could be released in about a month.

The second rescue was a grey seal pup, found on the beach in Belmar located in Monmouth County. The seal was suffering from wounds to her left front flipper which were caused by seagulls. The pup will remain at the Center until she gains weight.

So far in 2021, the Stranding Center has rescued between 8 and 10 seals and in 2020, 71 stranded seal rescues were done. Close to 200 rescues can happen at any time during any given year.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has a 24/7 hotline you can call if you spot a stranded seal at 609.266.0538. You can also make a donation or even adopt a seal. Your donation or adoption fee will help for the care of the injured and sick animals.

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