Animal Rescue Update: Marmalade

A male harbor seal, nicknamed Marmalade, was rescued from Ocean City, Maryland, by our Animal Rescue team in March.

Published April 06, 2018

Our Animal Care team has been treating Marmalade for pneumonia and parasitic infections, as well as superficial wounds. After two weeks in rehabilitation, we are happy to report that Marmalade’s health is improving! 


Last Friday, Marmalade received a veterinary exam in which our team learned that his wounds are healing well. Our Animal Care team now hopes to begin treating his parasitic infections. A few days after his arrival, Marmalade began eating on his own and his caloric intake is rising every day as his condition stabilizes. He is currently eating about 6.5 pounds of fish per day and is starting to gain weight!

Since being admitted into our care, our team has discovered seal pox on Marmalade’s left front flipper. Right now, this is contained to his flipper, but there is a possibility of it spreading before it improves. Our team will be monitoring this closely as he continues his journey through rehabilitation.  

Stay tuned for more animal rescue updates!

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