Around the Quad
Releases Mark Successes for Shoals
Four seals now have a better chance of survival thanks to Shoals Marine Laboratory and its ongoing work with Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. Calliope was rescued at two to three days old when it became clear her mother was not around. Tube-fed for the first two weeks of her stay at the aquarium, she was then slowly moved onto a full fish diet and released in June, aged about two months, at Appledore Island, off Portsmouth, N.H. In mid-August, three seals—Nell, Jenna, and Mouth—were successfully returned to the wild at nearby Duck Island, noted for its sizable harbor and grey seal population. The trio swam off immediately to explore their new home.