When Puck was found, stranded in Little Compton, Rhode Island, on March 5, the seal was thin, dehydrated and had rocks in his stomach.
After surgery and treatment at the Seal Rescue Clinic at Mystic Aquarium, the 1- to 2-year-old harp seal has recovered and is ready to be back out in the ocean.
The Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue expects to release him on Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island on Thursday.
The Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program supports animals in need and it also educates the public about the marine environment and its inhabitants.
If you encounter a marine mammal or sea turtle in Connecticut, Rhode Island or Fishers Island, New York, call the aquarium’s 24-hour hotline at 860.572.5955, ext. 107