National Marine Life Center Releasing “Sealebrity” Pups Back into the Wild

SANDWICH – The National Marine Life Center is releasing the final two rehabilitated harbor seal weanlings from the 2017 season back to the wild, and the public is invited to attend.

The animals, which the center insists on referring to as “Sealebrities” have been named “Bella Lugoseal” and “Scarlett Johanseal”

The weanlings arrived at the facility two months ago suffering with dehydration, wounds, infections and parasites.

Weanlings are independent seals that have recently weaned from their mother and are typically 4-10 months old. This age class is especially prone to various combinations of infections, malnourishment, parasites, wounds and injuries.

Bella and Scarlett will be returned to the wild this Saturday at about 10:30 AM at Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich.

Since 2012, the non-profit cared for 121 seals, 139 endangered sea turtles, and 164 endangered native turtles.

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