MYSTIC (AP) — Mystic Aquarium is asking beachgoers for help identifying sea animals that might be in need of help.
The aquarium responds to sightings of mammals and sea turtles that might be hurt or stranded in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Fishers Island, New York.
A team from the aquarium is visiting beaches this weekend to raise awareness of its animal rescue program. Information from coastal residents is often the key to successful interventions.
Veterinarians at the aquarium rehabilitate seals and other animals with the goal of returning them to the marine environment.