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Animal Rescue Update: Megatron’s Release! 

Megatron has been successfully rehabilitated and returned to the wild!

Published May 11, 2016

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Early this morning, the National Aquarium’s Animal Rescue team transported our harbor seal patient, Megatron, to Ocean City, Maryland, for release!

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The team arrived at the release site—the 40th street beach in Ocean City—at 9 am and was greeted by a group of 55 onlookers. After being unloaded from the car and guided down to the water’s edge, Megatron quickly shuffled his way into the waves!

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It took Megatron about 12 weeks to recover from initial severe cases of dehydration, emaciation and skin lesions. To learn more about his time in rehabilitation, click here.

Stay tuned for more updates from our Animal Rescue team as we celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary this year!

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