DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A team of volunteers rescued a 1-month-old gray seal pup who was found injured and stranded along a Delaware beach over the weekend.
The Lewes-based Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute was called Saturday afternoon to a lifesaving station south of Dewey Beach to help the distressed female pup, The Delaware News Journal reported. The 3-foot-long (1-meter-long) baby had suffered serious wounds to her neck and flippers, the institute said in a Facebook post.READ MORE: Elkton Motel Owners Shot, One Fatally, After Room Rental Dispute
She’s since been taken to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for treatment, Executive Director Suzanne Thurman told the newspaper on Monday.
Rescuers named the seal India because she was found by the Indian River Inlet, but Thurman said she’ll likely be renamed during her recovery.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Boy Dies After Thursday Shooting In Northwest Baltimore, Police Say
Officials didn’t say whether India would be turned to the ocean afterward.
The marine institute said it will post updates when they become available.MORE NEWS: Maryland Officials Warn Residents About Rise In COVID-19 Related Scams
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