Rescuers treating shark-bitten seal found on Jersey Shore beach
Updated on August 25, 2017 at 4:32 PM
Posted on August 25, 2017 at 6:36 AM
By Craig McCarthy
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
SANDY HOOK -- The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is caring for a seal found on a Sandy Hook beach with a huge gash from a shark bite.
The rescue group based in Brigantine said in a Facebook post that the gray seal's weight is "excellent" but it still may take a few months to heal and able to return to the sea.
Rangers from the Sandy Hook Gateway Park alerted the stranding center of the injured seal on Wednesday.
The stranding center is seeking donations to help with the seal's rehabilitation. The group estimates that a typical seal rehab costs $2,500, but the severity of the shark bite wound will likely keep this seal at the center for several months
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