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Shark-Bitten Seal Found On Sandy Hook Beach Doing OK

SANDY HOOK: A seal that was bitten by a shark is recovering after being rescued this week.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23 the Marine Mammal Stranding Center received a call from the Sandy Hook Gateway Park Rangers that there was an injured seal on their beach.

"Our staff quickly retrieved this youngster and found a badly shark-bitten young grey seal," the center stated on Facebook. "This yearling female is resting quietly after her examination and treatment for her multiple wounds."

The center states that seal's weight is "excellent" and that she will be held until her wounds are healed; a process that could take several months.

The center is in the process of repairing its seal rooms and is asking any member of the public who wants to make a donation can do so and it will go toward food and medication for the seal as well as the repairs.

Those who wish to donate can do so by visiting www.mmsc.org.


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