File image of a grey seal.
Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Seal recovering after being bitten by shark

Sandy Hook Gateway Park Rangers found the injured seal on the beach Wednesday, PIX11 reported. 

Officials at the Marine Mammal Standing Center said the female yearling had several wounds which are being treated. The seal is expected to recover, but the process could take several months before the seal is ready to be returned to the ocean.

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A photo posted on the rehab center's Facebook page shows the seal resting, with a large chunk of flesh missing from her side. Officials said the seal's weight is good, and the seal exhibits typical "bad" grey seal attitude. 

Officials suspect that it was a great white shark that bit the seal.

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