University of New England has a Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center where they nurture orphaned baby harbor seals back to health and then, when they’re strong enough, release them back to the ocean. I had the opportunity to witness this firsthand. Five pups who started out at about 15 pounds and now average 50 pounds were set free on a mild day in August. How wonderful to see the healthy pups swimming out to sea as nature intended.
Here are the first two starting out:
On their way:
They made it:
Happy travels little seals, be safe.