On Saturday, September 12, at 4 p.m. the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation will be releasing its last seal of the season.
Wolverine is a male gray seal that was rescued from Rockaway Beach on May 20, 2015. He had alopecia (hair loss), a swollen flipper, and seal pox. Now that he is fully rehabilitated, he will be released back into the wild near Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays.
To get to the release site from east or west: take Sunrise Highway to Route 24 South toward Hampton Bays (exit 65). Make a left onto Montauk Highway. Go through two traffic lights and make a right onto Ponquogue Avenue. Go straight until you come to a stop sign. Make a left onto Shinnecock Road. At the second stop sign make a right onto Foster Avenue and follow the road toward the Ponquogue Bridge. Go over the bridge and make a left onto Dune Road and then another quick left and go under the bridge.
For any questions call the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation at 631-369-9840.