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Animal Rescue Update: Third Grey Seal Admitted

National Aquarium Animal Rescue is now caring for a third rescued grey seal that stranded in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

Published May 03, 2019

Our newest rescue patient is nicknamed after famed physicist Albert Einstein, in line with our rescue seal naming theme of influential scientists.

Albert Einstein the grey seal

Albert the seal stranded on the shores of Dewey Beach at the end of April. At the time, it was clear Albert was very thin and needed help from rescue and rehabilitation experts, so he was transported to the Animal Care and Rescue Center in Baltimore. Upon Albert’s arrival, our Animal Health and Animal Rescue teams immediately got to work. They determined Albert appeared to have a fractured jaw, puncture wounds on his body, infected rear flippers and internal infections.

While under the Aquarium’s care, Albert has started to stabilize. During his first few days in rehabilitation, Albert received fluid therapy and is now on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications. Our team was able to drain the abscess in his right rear flipper, and it’s now looking much better.

Albert Einstein the grey seal

Currently, Albert is on a diet of tube-fed fish gruel, but our team hopes to see his appetite improve as his wounds heal.

Albert joins two other rescued grey seals in rehabilitation at the Animal Care and Rescue Center—Edwin Hubble and George Washington Carver. Edwin and George currently share a rehabilitation suite and are both doing well—eating several times a day and gaining weight!

Learn more about our two successful releases so far this season—Sally Ride and Marie Tharp!

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