Mystic Aquarium to release gray seals in Narragansett

Mystic Aquarium is planning to release a pair of female gray seals Thursday morning, July 17.Cassiopeia and Athena have been in the aquarium's care since March. Cassiopeia was rescued from the Cliff Walk in Newport; she has recovered from wounds to her right side and right flipper, and is ready to be released.{} Athena was transferred to Mystic from the Virginia Aquarium earlier this year. She was treated for pneumonia, and an infection in her jaw.{} Both seals will be released from Monahan's Dock at the State Pier on Ocean Road in Narragansett, at 10 a.m. Thursday.