Seal rescued along Jersey Shore after suffering apparent shark bite

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Friday, December 29, 2023
Seal washes up on Jersey Shore after being bit by shark
According to the Marine Animal Stranding Center, the seal was bitten by a shark before washing up on Surf City.

SURF CITY, Long Island (WABC) -- A harbor seal is on the mend after washing up along the Jersey Shore on Christmas morning.

The seal was found lying on the beach in Surf City, Long Beach Island with a large laceration on its left hip, and several smaller wounds on its abdomen around its tail.

According to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, they believe the seal was likely bitten by a shark before washing ashore.

The seal was immediately taken to MMSC for treatment, and staff flushed out its wounds and gave it fluids.

The agency says the animal is likely to make a full recovery and will eventually be released back into the wild.


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