Mystic, Conn. (June 27, 2017) –After nearly four months of rehabilitation in Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic, Clover, a female Gray seal, was released at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI this morning. Found stranded at Overlook Beach in Babylon, NY, Clover arrived at Mystic Aquarium on March 3. Believed to be 1-2 months old at the time of rescue, she weighed in at just under 40lbs.
During her stay in the rescue clinic, Clover was treated for malnutrition as well as a variety of wounds. Following months of dedicated medical care, a fully-recovered and hardy 60lb. Clover, took her time heading into the surf.
Mystic Aquarium’s animal rescue clinic is nearly filled to capacity. A team of animal care professionals and volunteers are providing specialized and compassionate care to 14 Harbor seal pups, one 4-5month old gray seal and one yearling Harp seal.
On July 28, Mystic Aquarium is hosting a 21+ fundraiser from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm in support of the Animal Rescue Clinic. The annual ‘Seals on the Rocks’ promises an evening of fun, food and live entertainment. To learn more visit MysticAquarium.org
About Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program
Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program supports animals in need and educates the public about the marine environment and its inhabitants. The public is encouraged to call the Aquarium’s 24-hour hotline at 860.572.5955 ext. 107 if they encounter a marine mammal or sea turtle in Conn., R.I. or Fishers Island, N.Y. Mystic Aquarium is a founding member of the Northeast Region Stranding Network. This network in comprised of organizations along the eastern sea coast which have facilities and trained staff to care for sick and injured animals. Marine Mammals are protected species, so only groups and facilities authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service are permitted to handle these animals.
About Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only belugas. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. Mystic Aquarium receives major support from The Coca-Cola Company, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Resorts World Sentosa and United Technologies Corporation. Learn more at MysticAquarium.org.
Adam Cilley | July 21st, 2017