Rehabilitated Seals to be Released at Scusset Beach

COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MARINE LIFE CENTER

BOURNE –The National Marine Life Center in Bourne is set to release six rehabilitated seals this week, the largest release in the organization’s history.

The six young seals were brought to the Center after being separated from their mothers, they were all brought to there in late spring.

“Harbor seal moms leave their pups on the beach to rest while the mother goes off shore to feed. Sometimes, well-meaning interference by humans who think the pup has been abandoned can scare the mother away permanently and thus cause separation to occur,” explains Kathy Zagzebski, NMLC’s President and Executive Director.

“It’s important that people stay at least 150 feet away from any beached seal and call their local stranding organization or police if the animal is sick or injured.”

While at the center the seals are also studied in order to get a better idea of wildlife diseases and their causes.

The release is scheduled Thursday evening at 6 at Scusset Beach in Sandwich.

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