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A few months ago, a young seal was rescued in Dartmouth, and after some rehab, has made a triumphant return to the ocean.

Pappardelle the Seal was given a second chance at life thanks to the hard work of Mystic Aquarium.

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Pappardelle Gets Rescued

Back in February, Pappardelle, an approximately 1-year-old male harp seal, was found stranded, malnourished and dehydrated in Dartmouth. He was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and transferred to Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic for rehabilitation.

Pappardelle was given an individualized treatment plan and made an excellent recovery. He was deemed ready for release and, last week, the team at Mystic happily returned Paperdelle to the ocean.

Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program

Mystic Aquarium has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured, and stranded marine animals along the Northeastern coastline since 1975.

The Animal Rescue Team responds to an average of 150 hotline calls each year while also providing support to other stranding facilities in New England, and even some in California and Bermuda.

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Watch Pappardelle Return to the Ocean

“On average, most seals remain in the care of the ARP for about two to four months receiving specialized care from a team of animal care professionals including veterinarians as well as dedicated volunteers and interns,” said Mystic Aquarium.

After two months, Pappardelle was ready to go home, and from the looks of it, he was excited.

Equipped with a tracking device so the Aquarium could continue doing research, Pappardelle has returned to the sea, healthier than ever.

Congratulations, Pappardelle!

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