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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Harbor seal comes ashore during winter storm

ANGOLA — A young harbor seal may be suffering some frostbite, but is in good condition after coming ashore during this weekend's winter storm.

The young seal came ashore Jan. 24 at Joy Beach off Camp Arrowhead Road on Rehoboth Bay in the Angola area.

Suzanne Thurman of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute said the seal has an injury on her front flipper, possibly from frostbite, but was otherwise in good condition regarding body weight and alertness. Because she was found in good condition, the seal rested and then returned to the water in the afternoon on Jan. 24.

A second young harbor seal was saved on Monday, Jan. 25, Thurman said. The 1-year-old seal, which could possibly be the same seal found in Angola, was located on the shoulder of Route 1 near Conquest Road in Delaware Seashore State Park.


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