Animal Rescue Update: Megatron

We’re happy to report that our harbor seal patient, Megatron, has been cleared for release!

Published May 06, 2016


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After 11 weeks in rehabilitation, Megatron has recovered from his initial cases of dehydration, emaciation and skin lesions. 

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Thanks to a steady diet of herring, squid and capelin, Megatron has gained almost 21 pounds throughout his rehabilitation stay. He has also grown 15 centimeters in length! 

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On the morning of May 11, our team will be transporting Megatron down to Ocean City, Maryland for release. His release will be open to the public. For those interested in joining, the release will take place on the beach near 40th street (parking is available in the nearby Convention Center lot).


Stay tuned for more updates!
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