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Seal pup stranded in Mass. finds help in Conn.


March 29. 2013 2:36AM
Associated Press



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(AP) A harbor seal pup is charming visitors at Mystic Aquarium, eight months after she was found stranded on the beach in Plymouth, Mass., suffering from deep, infected wounds inflicted by an older seal.


The seal was between one- and two-months-old when rescuers from Boston's New England Aquarium found her. She was suffering from a respiratory infection and had lost a lot of weight when she was taken to Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium.


Veterinarians amputated one of her two hind flippers when infection began spreading to other bones and threatened the life of the seal known as Pup 49.


The surgery was successful, but federal fisheries regulators determined the seal should not be released back into the wild because she is a weaker, less agile swimmer and might have trouble getting food.


Associated Press


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