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New rescue harbor seal at Aquarium of Niagara


Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:30 pm
UPDATE: "Stryker" arrived safely on Friday.
The Aquarium of Niagara has announced a new rescued marine mammal will arrive on Friday. This 1-year-old harbor seal was rescued by New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.
Found in April with injuries consistent with a vessel strike, the pup, pictured, had a nearly severed hind flipper and lacerations. His hind flipper was amputated and deemed nonreleasable by the U.S. government.
"We welcome all rescued animals, no matter their conditions," Executive Director Gary Siddall said. "It is our hope that the privilege of seeing these animals will inspire people to be more cognitive of wildlife and their impact on these amazing creatures and their environment."
This seal will join the aquarium's six other seals, four of which are rescued. Della, a gray seal, was rescued by the same organization.
The aquarium also houses four California sea lions, three of which are rescued.
The new harbor seal will be on exhibit in the late fall when he will join the other seals in Rescue Harbor.

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