Marcia Strykowski

Seal Release!

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:


Almost there:


They made it:


Happy travels little seals, be safe.



  1. Ashley

    This looks like so much fun to see!

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  2. Leanna

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