Marine Mammal Stranding Center Seal To Find New Home
A happy ending for a harbor seal who spend months at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.
Back in April, a male harbor seal was found at Barnegat Light. According to Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the seal was hit by a boat and had to have its rear flipper amputated.
I happened to have been at Barnegat Light when the seal was rescued and watched with other onlookers as the seal was recovered. It was just as fascinating as it was sad to watch.
After six months of recovery at the center in Brigantine, the seal is finding a new home.
The seal will be transferred to the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York. Unfortunately, the seal's injuries were too extensive to be released into the wild.
This is not the first seal to be brought to the New York Facility. Back in 1990 the Marine Mammal Stranding Center rehabilitated a seal named Della who now lives in New York.