Subject: Mystic the Seal Satellite Tag

Mike Williamson (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 13:18:46 -0500 (EST)


Chances are good that Mystic will never come back to Mystic aquarium. That
is the goal of the release program.

The tag is designed to come off of the seal when it molts. The tag is
fixed to the fur, not the skin.

                      J. Michael Williamson
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On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Linda Sullivan wrote:

> Dear Leah, 
> 	Will Mystic the seal ever come back to Mystic Aquarium or will he go
> elsewhere?
> 	Will you be able to take the tag off or is it permaent?
> Matt Sullivan Age 11  (