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Carson the seal goes home

Staff from the stranding program at Mystic Aquarium release "Carson" a 7-month old female Harbor seal pup on Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island Friday, January 24, 2014. "Carson" was rescued at approximately 1-week of age in Biddeford, Maine by the rescue organization Marine Mammals of Maine on June 10th and began rehabilitation at University of New England in Biddeford before being transferred to Mystic June 12th. During her rehab "Carson" was treated for medical ailments and weaned from formula to eating fish.

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"Carson", a 7-month old female Harbor seal pup, looks out from her transport crate before being released by staff from the stranding program at Mystic Aquarium on Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island Friday, January 24, 2014. "Carson" was rescued at approximately 1-week of age in Biddeford, Maine by the rescue organization Marine Mammals of Maine on June 10th and began rehabilitation at University of New England in Biddeford before being transferred to Mystic June 12th. During her rehab "Carson" was treated for medical ailments and weaned from formula to eating fish.

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Dr. Bob Pulver, a veterinarain who volunteers with the stranding program at Mystic Aquarium, releases "Carson" from her travel crate.

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Spectators watch as "Carson" heads to the water.

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Spectators watch as "Carson" heads into the water.

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"Carson" looks back at the beach as she swims in the waters off Blue Shutters Beach.

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Spectators record the moment as "Carson" swims along the the waterline.