Baby seal rescued in Connecticut passes away


NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials at Mystic Aquarium said that a baby seal rescued in New London over the weekend has died.

On Tuesday morning, the aquarium confirmed the seal’s death.

Animal control officers had received a call about the animal being stranded at Ocean Beach Park.

Officers then wrapped the seal in a blanket and brought it to the aquarium.

Mystic Aquarium is reminding residents to call its 24-hour hotline at 860-572-5955 ext. 107 whenever a seal is encountered.

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The aquarium also offered the following advice:

  • Give the animal plenty of space – crowding may cause it to stress out or act aggressively.
  • Keep pets away from the animal.
  • Do not pour water on the animal, feed it or attempt to help it in any way.
  • Be observant and note if the animal has any physical signs of injury or distress (such as eating sand). 

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