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Animal Rescue Update: Lox Release

Earlier this week, National Aquarium Animal Rescue released a rehabilitated grey seal, nicknamed Lox, back into the Atlantic Ocean.

Published May 25, 2018

Early Tuesday morning, Animal Rescue transported Lox from the Animal Care and Rescue Center in Baltimore to Delaware Seashore State Park.

The team pulled onto the beach just before 10 am, with about a dozen onlookers waiting for their arrival. After exiting his carrier, Lox didn’t waste any time before quickly shuffling back into the ocean.

When Lox was rescued from Assateague Island National Seashore last month, he was underweight, dehydrated and wounded in several areas, particularly on his fore flippers. Over the past few weeks, Animal Rescue and animal health teams treated his wounds and infections with antibiotics and pain medications until he was cleared for release.

Before release, Lox’s daily diet consisted of herring and capelin, and he was regularly interacting with enrichment items.

Animal Rescue is still providing care for Marmalade, the male harbor seal rescued in Ocean City in March.

Stay tuned for more Animal Rescue updates!

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