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Aquarium to release rescued seal pup on RI beach

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CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) - A harbor seal pup rescued in Maine last summer will be released back into the ocean on a beach in Rhode Island.

Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut says it plans to release the female seal pup Carson on Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown on Friday morning.

Carson is estimated to be around 7 to 8 months old. She was rescued in Kennebunkport June 10 and brought to Mystic Aquarium two days later. Rescuers believe she was just a few days old.

The aquarium says she has fully recovered and adjusted from a formula to a fish diet, and now she is ready to live in the wild.

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