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Young seal released back into the ocean

A young seal was finally released back into the ocean after being rehabilitated at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Delmarvanow.com reports.

The seal had been found injured on the beach back in January with a wound behind his left front flipper, an upper respiratory infection and a slight case of pneumonia. He was taken to the aquarium where he was treated with antibiotics and had his wound thoroughly cleaned.

"This animal did very well and recovered nicely," Dr Brent Whitaker, a veterinarian and executive deputy director of biological programs at the aquarium, told the news provider.

Once the seal was deemed healthy enough to be released he was outfitted with a satellite tracker. This device allows the aquarium to study how seals travel and what patterns they may make.

This seal was the 83rd animal that has been released by the aquarium.

People are encouraged to contact their local wildlife handlers if they ever spot a wounded animal. The creatures will receive the proper care and can ultimately provide experts with more information on their movements and how they live in the wild.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19779583-ADNFCR
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