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Hamilton Heads Back to Sea

Everybody loves a good success story, especially when it has to do with adorable animals. On July 9, the National Aquarium in Baltimore returned Hamilton, a male harbor seal rehabilitated by the Marine Animal Rescue Program, back to the sea.

He was found in February, stranded on a beach in Bermuda, severely underweight and with an open wound 270 degrees around his neck caused by commercial fishing netting. Hamilton was then flown to the US, where he gained about eighty pounds and was treated for abscesses.

Named after the capital city of Bermuda, Hamilton now weighs 139 pounds and eats almost ten pounds of fish each day. In addition, Hamilton was fitted with a satellite tag to track his journey. Congrats and good luck, Hamilton!

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