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Back in March, we reported on a juvenile harbor seal affectionately named Megatron that stranded on Bethany Beach in Delaware. He was brought to the National Aquarium and treated for dehydration, emaciation, and skin lesions known to be consistent with seal pox.
It took about twelve weeks for Megatron to recover and get strong and healthy enough to receive a green light for release.
On May 11, the National Aquarium’s animal rescue team transported Megatron to a beach in Ocean City, Maryland. A group of 55 onlookers joined staff on the beach to say goodbye to Megatron as he shuffled his way back to the waves.
Megatron’s release has special significance as the aquarium celebrates the rescue program’s 25th anniversary this year.
So long, Megatron!