"Marine Mammal Stranding Center..." Atlantic City Off The Beaten Path Tip by feline01
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Marine Mammal Stranding Center located in Brigantine, NJ on Brigantine Boulevard near the lighthouse. Take the Brigantine Bridge between Harrah's and Trump Castle and center will be on your left. The center is a non-profit rescue center that rescues, rehabilitates and release whales, seals, dolphins and turtles found on the NJ coastline. You might not expect to find stranded mammals in NJ but there were 118 stranded in 2001. We visited in July 2002 and got to see a 6 week old harbor seal. Talk about cute. Looked like a hairless version of my kitty (fat body, small head & big eyes). According to the volunteer, the center had already rescued 85 harbor seals since Jan. 2002. This seal was found stranded on a local beach. He was 2 weeks old and malnourished. Since being at the center, he had gained 50 lbs and was almost ready to be driven up to Massachusetts and released into a colony of harbor seals established there. Neat stuff.
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