Holiday Seal Release – Sunday 12/23/12

Grattoni - heads back to the ocean just in time for a little holiday cheer at sea.

Date:  Sunday, December 23, 2012 (Even if it snows!… fingers crossed for sunshine, though!)
Who?  Grattoni
the harbor seal
Grattoni arrived to MARC in September, thanks to the great folks at Marine Mammals of Maine.  He was treated for a severely abscessed right shoulder which had developed into an infection of the bone in his flipper.  Thankfully, after several months of antibiotics and care, he has healed and is ready to return to the wild.
Kennel Door Opens at:  11:00 am (Be there early!)
Blubber Hits the Water at:  ~11:01 am
(Blink and you’ll miss it)
  Gilbert Place, on Biddeford Pool, Biddeford, Maine (as you enter Gilbert Place, veer to the left for public parking) Get Directions  Please drive carefully, mind speed limits and be respectful of the neighbors.  Thanks!

What to Bring:

  • Cameras
  • Good Vibes
  • Donations for our “Seas the Day:: December Days of Giving” Fundraiser
  • Need a last minute holiday gift?  Bring along some cash – shirts and other merchandise available beachside
  • All encouraged but not required.

UNE/MARC is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization that operates the only Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle rehabilitation program in Maine.  Each year MARC treats nearly 100 animals.  You can adopt a seal by calling 207-221-4228.  For information about UNE/MARC, to adopt an animal or to become a member, please visit us on the web at, or call us at 207-221-4228.

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