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Our final seal release of the 2022-2023 season was a BIG one with the return of Harbor seal #23-089 (Barnegat Light) back to the wild! This adult female Harbor seal spent over six weeks recovering from an injury in MMSC's rehabilitation hospital.
Safe travels, big girl!
Follow the story of Grey seal #23-079 (Seaside Heights) from his rescue from beneath Casino Pier, through his rehabilitation in our hospital, and finally his release back home to the ocean.
This group of three MMSC patients were eager to make their way back home after spending 6-8 weeks recovering in our hospital. As you can see, Barnegat Light (#63) wasted no time heading for the surf, eluding the "paparazzi" while Sea Bright (#76) and Spring Lake (#77) spent a little more time on the sand together before parting ways.
Grey seal #23-079 stranded underneath Casino Pier, very lethargic and suffering from a swollen flipper and alopecia. Watch as our Stranding Team crawls under the pier to safely capture the seal to bring to MMSC for treatment.
Live from the beach- six seals return to the ocean! In this group today we have: Ocean City (#50), Surf City (#52), Seaside Park (#53), Sandy Hook (#54), Sea Isle City (#57) and Seaside Park (#58). Safe travels!
Watch as Grey seal #23-038 (Seaside Park) and Grey seal #23-041 (Loveladies) are returned back to the wild!
Three seals made their way back home to the ocean today, including a Harp seal (North Wildwood #23-040) and Grey seal (Surf City #23-031) that have completed their rehabilitation, and a healthy Grey seal (North Cape May) that is being relocated to a more quiet location after trying to rest on a heavily-populated beach.
Watch as Harbor seal #23-027 (Fortescue) eagerly returns home to the ocean!
Watch as Grey seal #23-013 (Brigantine) and returns back to the wild after being rescued from a tire rut in the middle of the 4x4 beach access nearly six weeks before!
Watch as Grey seal #23-008 (Avalon) and #23-009 (Holgate) make their return back to the ocean after spending nearly six weeks recovering at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Thank you to all of our donors for giving these pups a second chance at life in the wild!
Watch as Harbor seal #22-155 (Monmouth Beach) is released back into the wild!
In March of 2022 our Stranding Team relocated two Harp seals from beaches that were becoming busy with people as they tried to rest. Both seals were brought into the MMSC for an assessment. The 44lb female and 64lb male were found to be healthy and in good body condition, with only a few superficial abrasions. Before being released to a more secluded beach to rest undisturbed, our Stranding Team marked them both with a non-toxic livestock marker (female #3, male #4).