A young harbor seal is returning home to the sea on Thursday!
Barnes was abandoned shortly after birth. When Mystic Aquarium took him in back in May, the pup was only two weeks old and weighed just 18 pounds.
After months of care at the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic, Barnes is now a healthy 53 pounds and prepared for life at sea.
The seal will be released at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island at 10 a.m.