Mystic, Conn. (November 28, 2017) – This #GivingTuesday has an even more poignant meaning following Mystic Aquarium’s morning seal release. After months of dedicated care and rehabilitation from the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program, Hydrangea, a young female harbor seal, was released at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI.
Hydrangea was rescued in Cape Neddick, ME by the Marine Mammals of Maine and was transferred to Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic on September 25. Upon admit, it was discovered that Hydrangea, approximately four months old at the time, had pneumonia. Following months of routine treatment and rehabilitation, she was deemed fit for life at sea and weighed more than 50 pounds on release day.
Every day, Mystic Aquarium strives to provide world-class care to all of its animals, including those that are admitted to our Animal Rescue Clinic for a second chance at life. These efforts, while inspiring and rewarding to Aquarium staff who work around the clock to care for the sick and injured seals that are admitted to the Clinic, come at a cost.
This #GivingTuesday, help support second chances for marine mammals like Hydrangea and consider making a donation to Mystic Aquarium. Every donation, no matter the size, strengthens Mystic Aquarium’s ability to rescue, rehabilitate and release stranded seals back into their ocean environment. Donate today by visiting MysticAquarium.org/Donate.