Pepper Goes Home

An enthusiastic crowd braved the freezing rain on Friday, April 5 at Tiana Beach in Southampton to cheer on the harp seal, Pepper. Pepper was found a month before at Lido Beach, suffering from dehydration. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation nursed him back to health and was able to successfully release Pepper back into the ocean. With the encouragement of the foundation’s assistants, Pepper slid down the beach and dove headfirst into the waves to return home.

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