Watch Seals Being Released At Sandy Hook
One of the injured seals was bitten by a shark. Another was found in Barnegat Bay, where it had been hit by a motor boat.
By Carly Baldwin (Patch Staff) - Updated June 16, 2017 12:07 pm ET
SANDY HOOK GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — The Marine Mammal Stranding Center released four seals back into the ocean at Sandy Hook this past Monday, said center director Bob Schoelkopf.
Monday's release was actually the third seal release the group has done this month, and always at Sandy Hook. They've released 14 seals total so far in June. The center, based in Brigantine, takes in injured seals from all over New Jersey, rehabilitates them and then releases them back into the wild. They choose Sandy Hook for the release because it is remote and usually uncrowded.
One of the injured seals had been bitten by a shark. Another was found in Barnegat Bay, where it had been hit by a motor boat. "We had to amputate its flipper off," he said. "We felt pretty bad about that one."