A seal release on Friday, Sept. 13 was quite possibly the luckiest day yet for four

A seal release on Friday, Sept. 13 was quite possibly the luckiest day yet for four abandoned harbor seal pups. Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team transported harbor seals Wade, Carroll, Christie and Shelley, each named for the 2019 release season’s theme of famous authors, in the program’s fully outfitted animal rescue vehicle to Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I. The seals and team members were welcomed by hundreds of community members. Each seal was initially rescued by Marine Mammals of Maine. The two male seals, Wade and Christie, and two female seals, Carroll and Shelley, were rescued in different locations and arrived at Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic in June. Standardized care in abandonment cases includes around-the-clock monitoring for the first several weeks of rehab. Each seal was given a clean bill of health and returned to the sea as onlookers cheered. Democratic Mayor Ron McDaniel and Republican Town Council Chairman Tom McNally will face off for the mayor’s seat on Election Day, a rematch between two longtime public servants. Montville’s races for Town Council, Board of Education and other town boards feature a host of familiar names,...

World’s First 360-degree Rooftop Infinity Pool to be Built in London

Those who suffer from a fear of heights may want to skip this story altogether. Or consider yourself warned. London is set to be the location for the world’s first 360-degree rooftop infinity pool perched atop a 55-story skyscraper. Yep, 55 stories high and just a mere sheet of cast acrylic separating you from the world below. When plans for the pool were announced last week, it practically broke the internet with excitement and confusion, according to the pool’s designer, Alex Kemsley, of Compass Pools. Apparently, people around the world wanted to know how exactly swimmers would get in and out of the pool, INSIDER reported. The pool sits 200 meters high in the sky is made from cast acrylic, a material that transmits light at a similar wavelength to water. The floor of the pool will also be clear, allowing swimmers to see and be seen by visitors below. Yes, it’s all visually jaw-dropping. However, careful observers will note that there’s nothing but water and sky in the renderings. There’s no deck bordering the water on any of its sides. The pool essentially serves as the top of the skyscraper. INSIDER asked Kemsley to explain just how swimmers would be able to get in and out ...