Volunteers raise abandoned seals for release

Volunteers raise abandoned seals for release

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JUIST, GERMANY - AUGUST 14: A young seal named "Helene" watches out a basket at the Seehundstation Norddeich on August 14, 2013 near Norddeich, Germany. The Seehundstation Norddeich is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival. Volunteers collect about 90 young seals a year from the North Sea German coast and care for the pups until they weigh about 25 kg before releasing them back into the wild. Sponsors pay for the costs of caring for the seals and get to name them. (Photo by David Hecker/Getty Images)

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by Matt Goodman

WCNC.com

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

The Seehundstation Norddeich is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival.

Volunteers collect about 90 young seals a year from the North Sea German coast and care for the pups until they weigh about 25 kg before releasing them back into the wild. Sponsors pay for the costs of caring for the seals and get to name them. 

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