Images: Rehabilitated Harp Seal Returned to Wild

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Preparing for release

Credit: Laura Poppick
"Snow", the juvenile harp seal to the far right, entered the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center (MARC) at the University of New England in Biddeford,…Read More »

Maine on Jan. 28, after being found stranded in critical condition on a frozen marsh. He stayed at the center for about a month before reentering the wild on Feb. 26. Here, center staff clean his holding tanking before transporting him to a nearby beach.   Less «
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.
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