Rescued grey seal named Latte dies at National Aquarium
By Ellen Fishel
The Baltimore Sun|
May 02, 2018 | 9:20 AM
A grey seal named Latte who had been rescued by Baltimore's National Aquarium died over the weekend.
The seal had an unexpected seizure, the aquarium said in a release. The aquarium believes Latte may have had a congenital defect that caused a blockage in her esophagus, preventing blood from flowing from her abdomen to her heart, which in turn meant not enough oxygen was reaching her brain.
Latte had been rescued in Virginia after being stranded there earlier this year. She had two bite wounds and damage to her left eye when she was found.
The aquarium continues to care for a fellow rescued grey seal, Lox, and a rescued harbor seal, Marmalade.