Seal Rescued in South Florida Waters, Taken to SeaWorld: FWC

Monday, Feb 17, 2014  |  Updated 4:38 PM EDT
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Cute Baby Seal Recovers

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A harbor seal was rescued in Palm Beach Inlet over the weekend.

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Cute Baby Seal Recovers

An 8-month-old harbor seal pup is recovering after being brutal attacked by an older seal. Deep wounds were found all over her body following the brawl. Veterinarians amputated one of her two hind flippers to prevent a stubborn infection from spreading throughout her body.
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A rare seal sighting happened in South Florida waters over the weekend, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

FWC officials and Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputies rescued a harbor seal that was seen in poor condition in the Palm Beach Inlet. Biologists said the seal appeared to be very thin and tired because it was far from its habitat in the northern Atlantic.

FWC biologists and officers took the seal to SeaWorld where it will be evaluated.

Officials say although it is uncommon for a seal to be spotted in South Florida, they have been reported occasionally.

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