November 18, 2010

Rehabbed harbor seal ready for release

Garland, a harbor seal pup that has been with the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, will be released at 10 a.m. tomorrow off of Granite Point in Biddeford.

By Emma Bouthillette
Staff Writer

BIDDEFORD — University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center is planning to release Garland, a harbor seal pup, at 10 a.m. Friday off Granite Point in Biddeford.


Courtesy of University of New England

Garland arrived at the center in August after being stranded on Cape Neddick. The harbor seal had sustained wound injuries and displayed respiratory problems when she was taken in.

To date, there have been 20 rehabilitated harbor seals released from the center.

Garland has been adopted through the center's "Friends of MARC" program by Risa Sanders. Sanders requested the seal adoption as her "big present" for her 7th birthday and is expected to attend Friday's release.

For more information about seals currently in the center and past releases, visit

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