Rehabilitated Seal Release Rescheduled for Sunday

SANDWICH – The National Marine Life Center has changed the release date for their final two rehabilitated harbor seal weanlings from the 2017 season.

The seals were supposed to be released on Saturday, but will now be let back into the wild on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Scusset Beach in Sandwich. 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.

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

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