Left, Pemi, Right, Saco
2 Cute Seals Who Washed Up in Seabrook Give You Reason to Celebrate on Mother's Day
BUZZARDS BAY, Massachusetts — Two seals rescued in New Hampshire will be released just in time for Mother's Day.
The National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay announced that two gray seals they rehabilitated named Saco and Pemi, after the rivers, will be released Sunday.
Saco and Pemigewasset were both found stranded in Seabrook in March.
Both of the gray seal weanlings have recovered from their ailments and have been determined well enough for the wild according to the center.
Saco and Pemi have learned to eat on their own, reached a healthy weight and have fully recovered from their infections.
The seals will be released at Scusset Beach State Reservation at 5:30 p.m.
Although they were found in New Hampshire, the gray seals will be released in Massachusetts to avoid stress on the animals from traveling.
Executive director Kathy Zagzebski said that the gray seal range is the Gulf of Maine, so they can be released anywhere inside that range.
The two animals also will be tagged on their rear flipper just in case they wash ashore again so rescuers can identify them.
For those who can't make Saco and Pemi's release, the National Center Life Center will be streaming the release live on Facebook.