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Animal Rescue Update: Marmalade

Marmalade, the rescued male harbor seal, has completed his rehabilitation and is ready for release!

Published June 04, 2018

We are happy to announce that Marmalade, the male harbor seal that was rescued in March in Ocean City, Maryland, is ready to be released after clearing his final exit exam! Marmalade’s release will take place on Thursday, June 7 from 40th Street in Ocean City, Maryland at 10:05 am.

Marmalade the harbor seal

During his time in rehabilitation, Marmalade recovered from a variety of medical issues, including pneumonia, parasitic infections, superficial wounds and seal pox. Our team first ensured that Marmalade was eating healthy, and then began to treat his parasitic infections. During this time, seal pox lesions spread over Marmalade’s body, which is common with seal pox. As the lesions began to heal, Marmalade continued his antibiotic treatment to reduce the risk of secondary infections.

In his final weeks of rehabilitation, our team offered Marmalade environmental enrichment to keep him active and stimulated. Our team has even deemed Marmalade an “enrichment pro” after he easily navigated the puzzle feeders that were given to him!

Marmalade is the last remaining rescue seal in our care. After the release, our remaining rescue animals in rehabilitation include three Kemp’s ridley turtles and one loggerhead turtle, Canuck.

Join us at Marmalade’s release from 40th Street in Ocean City, Maryland, on Thursday, June 7!

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