Rescued Seal Tom Sawyer Returns To The Ocean

Rescue seal Tom Sawyer is released at Assateague State Park | August 11, 2021 Courtesy of Theresa Keil, National Aquarium. NOAA Permit 18786-04

A juvenile grey seal, Tom Sawyer, has been released into the ocean at Assateague State Park. The seal was rehabilitated at the National Aquarium Animal Care and Rescue Center, after being rescued from a Delaware beach in April, in coordination with the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute. Tom Sawyer was found to be suffering…

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MERR Institute Treats Rescued Seal Pup

A male seal pup was rescued April 19th in the area of Gordon's Pond (photo courtesy of MERR Institute)

A gray seal pup has been rescued from the Gordon’s Pond area. According to the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute, the male seal was found to be underweight and with bite wounds on Monday. Otherwise, the pup is described as ‘alert and feisty’ at the time. The MERR Institute is still evaluating the seal,…

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Gray Seal Pup Rescued, Rehabilitated, Released

Photo courtesy of MERR Institute

As spring begins, Lewes-based Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute has been responding to several seal rescues. A gray seal pup was found on the South Bethany Beach over the weekend and was determined to be under-nourished. After receiving treatment, the pup named Maxwell was released at a beach along Delaware Bay. “This young seal…

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Grey Seal Pup Rescued At Cape Henlopen

Eloise | Grey Seal | February 16, 2021 “Courtesy of the National Aquarium Photographer Theresa Keil.”

A grey seal pup rescued at Cape Henlopen is being cared for at the National Aquarium Animal Care and Rescue Center. The Marine Education and Rehabilitation Institute took in the seal pup last month. She’s been given the name Eloise, and is believed to be less than one month old. The seal was found to…

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