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Rehabbed At Mystic Aquarium, Seal Pups Return To Ocean

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Courtesy Mystic Aquarium

Courtesy Mystic Aquarium

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) _ Two 5-month-old seal pups rescued in March have returned to the Atlantic Ocean after recovering from their injuries at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

The aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Athena and Cassiopeia from the Monahan’s Dock boat launch on Thursday in front of a large crowd of onlookers.

Athena was rescued in Virginia suffering from pneumonia and in infected wound in her lower jaw.  Cassie was found on the Cliff Walk in Newport suffering from wounds on her right hip and right flipper.

Aquarium official say both have made full recoveries.

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