RIVERHEAD - ? Marine biologists are nursing an injured seal that washed up at Smith Point County Park Thursday evening.

Officials from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation say the 1-year-old female seal was injured badly. Experts say further inspection revealed wounds and abscesses, but they are treating her with antibiotics for eight weeks.

Once the seal is fully healed, she is going up for adoption to help raise money for her release back into the wild.

Officials are asking anyone that sees a seal on a beach to stay about 50 yards away and call the 24-hour rescue hotline at 631-369-9829.

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Rescue and Preservation