• Prognosis uncertain for seal pup badly battered by recent nor'easter


    SEABROOK, N.H. - A marine mammal rescue organization said it was able to rescue a seal pup they believe was badly injured during the most recent nor’easter, and despite emergency care its prognosis is uncertain.

    The Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue organization said it was made aware of the injured 2-month-old pup just before 7 a.m. Monday.

    Police in Seabrook, New Hampshire, reported finding the seal on Route 286 near Browns Lobster Pound, and officials were able to successfully get it out of the road and into the restaurant’s parking lot.

    “It was clear that he needed care,” SSC Marine Mammal Rescue said in a Facebook post. “He was thin, very lethargic, coughing and sneezing.”

    They said he also was not aggressive, like most gray seals are, and was suffering from apparent internal bleeding.

    The seal was taken to the National Marine Life Center.

    “His prognosis is extremely guarded and unknown, as we don’t how madly the storm battered him, and what the cause for internal bleeding is,” SSC Marine Mammal Rescue said.

    No other information was provided, but the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue group said updates would be provided.

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