With 300 onlookers to cheer her on, a harp seal named Sally Ride, who has been recuperating for the last three months at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, was released back into the ocean last week.  She had stranded on a beach in a nearby part of Delaware and when she arrived at the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Center she was in critical condition, with dehydration, parasitic infection and a severe seal lice infestation.  The Aquarium told CBS News in Baltimore that, “Sally has especially enjoyed spending time in her pool interacting with enrichment devices, where she has developed excellent swimming and foraging skills before returning to the ocean.”  Clearly, she was ready — when the staff let her out of her carrier, she was off to the races, shuffling quickly down the beach and into the water!  Good luck, Sally!

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