Returning to familiar waters off Charlestown, R.I.

Curie, a grey seal, lunges toward the water Thursday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I., as Mystic Aquarium's Seal Rescue releases her and two harp seals, Pluto and Pandora. Curie was rescued over a year ago on nearby Moonstone Beach at between 1 and 2 months of age and required extensive rehabilitation. Pluto and Pandora were rescued in Maine earlier this spring and transferred to Mystic for final rehabilitation and release.
Curie, a grey seal, lunges toward the water Thursday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I., as Mystic Aquarium's Seal Rescue releases her and two harp seals, Pluto and Pandora. Curie was rescued over a year ago on nearby Moonstone Beach at between 1 and 2 months of age and required extensive rehabilitation. Pluto and Pandora were rescued in Maine earlier this spring and transferred to Mystic for final rehabilitation and release. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

Curie, a grey seal, lunges toward the water Thursday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I., as Mystic Aquarium's Seal Rescue releases her and two harp seals, Pluto and Pandora. Curie was rescued over a year ago on nearby Moonstone Beach at between 1 and 2 months of age and required extensive rehabilitation. Pluto and Pandora were rescued in Maine earlier this spring and transferred to Mystic for final rehabilitation and release.

A crowd gathers as Skip Graf, assistant stranding coordinator with Mystic Aquarium's Seal Rescue Team, explains the plan for releasing three seals, a grey seal named Curie and two harp seals named Pluto and Pandora, on Thursday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I. Curie was between 1 and 2 months old when rescued over a year ago on nearby Moonstone Beach and required extensive rehabilitation. Pluto and Pandora were both rescued in Maine earlier this spring and transferred to Mystic for final rehabilitation and release.
A crowd gathers as Skip Graf, assistant stranding coordinator with Mystic Aquarium's Seal Rescue Team, explains the plan for releasing three seals, a grey seal named Curie and two harp seals named Pluto and Pandora, on Thursday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I. Curie was between 1 and 2 months old when rescued over a year ago on nearby Moonstone Beach and required extensive rehabilitation. Pluto and Pandora were both rescued in Maine earlier this spring and transferred to Mystic for final rehabilitation and release. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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