Rescue seal "Luna" returned to the ocean

BALTIMORE, Md. - The National Aquarium's Animal Rescue released their final rescue seal this summer back to the ocean.

"Luna Lovegood", a female gray seal, was released back into the ocean on Thursday from the Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, N.J. after completing treatment under the National Aquarium's care.

Luna, who is named with this year's "Harry Potter" animal rescue theme, was admitted to the care center back in May after she was found stranded in Ocean City, Md. Officials said she was found suffering from pneumonia and lacerations due to potential bite wounds. She was also treated for dehydration and a case of lungworms. 

Luna is the second seal to be rescued this year. A male harbor seal nicknamed "Phil" was admitted to the care facility in April and released at Gateway National Recreation Area in July. He was the 200th animal rescue release since the National Aquarium's Animal Rescue program was founded in 1991.

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