A young harp seal who spent a month recuperating after getting stranded on Hampton Beach will be released on Sunday.
It’s only the second time the Seacoast Science Center has helped release a seal in New Hampshire waters.
The year-old seal is named Merrimack, or Mack for short. He was found on Hampton Beach on Valentine's Day.
Seacoast Science Center marketing director Karen Provazza says Mack was alert and chatty, but also seemed sick and confused.
Harp seals are born on ice in Canada and like to eat snow, but Mack was eating sand off the beach.