National Marine Life Center to Release 2 Seals at Scusset Beach Sunday

BUZZARDS BAY – The National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay will release the first two rehabilitated gray seals of the season back into the wild Sunday.

Center staff will release Saco and Pemigewasset at Scusset Beach in Sandwich at 5:30 p.m.

Both of the seal weanlings were rescued in March in Seabrook, New Hampshire suffering from dehydration, malnutrition, infections and parasites.

Saco came to center after being rescued on March 5 and was dehydrated, battling parasites, anemia, malnutrition and was extremely weak. After receiving fluids, antibiotics and antiparasitic medications, Saco began getting healthier and stronger. Saco is off of all medications, strong and healthy.

Pemigewasset stranded on March 20 and was dehydrated, underweight and battling a respiratory infection, parasites and oral ulcerations. After receiving fluids, antibiotics and antiparasitic medications, Pemi has made a full recovery and is off of all medications.

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