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A harbor seal pup that was found near Kodiak abandoned and injured in early June is scheduled to be released after three months of rehab at the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward.
The pup, now a healthy 25 kilos, or 55 pounds, will be released by NOAA Fisheries officers and personnel from the Sea Life Center at 11:30 this morning at Mayflower Beach.
The pup, named Mount Everest, was rescued on June 3rd, with multiple puncture wounds on the beach of an island off the coast of Kodiak. NMFS officers and a local veterinarian cared for the animal before it was transported to the Sea Life Center for rehabilitation.
There, Everest’s wounds were treated and healed within a month, and he was trained to chase small salmon in a pool he shared with other rescued seals.
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