Patriot’s DL Trey Flowers Helps Tackle Mystic Aquarium’s First Seal Release of the Year
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Patriot’s DL Trey Flowers Helps Tackle Mystic Aquarium’s First Seal Release of the Year

Aquarium Names Seal After Patriot’s Defensive Lineman in Honor of…

Aquarium Names Seal After Patriot’s Defensive Lineman in Honor of Epic Win

Mystic, Conn. (February 28, 2017) – Earlier this morning, Super Bowl champion Trey Flowers teamed up with Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program to help release the first rehabilitated seal of the year. Named after the Patriot’s defensive lineman, Trey Flowers, the female harbor seal, charged the crashing waves at Blue Shutters Beach while Flowers, the Super Bowl champion, cheered her on from the other side of the field.

“I haven’t been this close to a seal” said Flowers, “I can’t even say that I’ve seen a seal before so it’s pretty cool.”

Each year, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team votes on a theme for naming seals rehabilitated and released that year; the winning theme for 2017 was flowers.

Following the Patriot’s Super Bowl LI win, Mystic Aquarium called an audible when deciding on a name for the first seal to be released this year. Instead of naming the seal after a traditional flower, Aquarium staff got creative and opted to honor the player who led his defense with six tackles and 2 1/2 sacks, thus fueling an epic comeback that resulted in the Patriot’s overtime victory.

“I don’t know any teammates of mine that have an animal named after them so I’ve got the upper hand on that” said Flowers.

Trey the seal was rescued in mid-December by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation and was in need of medical treatment for several wounds to her body. Following a full recovery, the approximately 8-9 month old seal returned to her ocean environment, making Super Bowl champion Trey Flowers a champion for Mystic Aquarium’s animal rescue efforts.

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