Mystic Aquarium aids in care of seal found stranded in Bermuda

MYSTIC, Conn. (WLNE) — The Mystic Aquarium said they rescued a gray seal pup from Bermuda to treat and release back to the ocean.

Officials said the pup they’ve named Northlands, was stranded in warm waters with little food accessible to him after being trapped by the Gulf Stream.

After being treated for weeks at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, (BAMZ) rescuers said the seal went from near debilitated to better health.

“To perform a successful international seal rescue, it really takes a village,” said Dr. Allison Tuttle, Mystic Aquarium’s Chief Zoological Officer.

“Multiple entities including the Bermuda Aquarium —  have come together to ensure that this little seal pup gets the best care possible and can be successfully returned to the ocean environment,” she continued.

Vets with the Mystic Aquarium said they’re thrilled to be working with another important rescue mission.

While stranded seals in Bermuda are rare, Mystic Aquarium officials said this was not the first time  they’ve  stepped up to complete an international rescue effort.

The Mystic Aquarium said Northlands gained more than five pounds since his last exam, and more than 16 since his initial rescue.

“This is one lucky seal,” said Sarah Callan, manager of Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program.

“Our Animal Rescue Program at Mystic Aquarium is looking forward to continuing his rehabilitation care until he is ready to go back to his ocean home,” she continued.

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