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Don't Know What's Waiting For Me There

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By Mouselemur   |   
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When: September 1, 2019
Where: Ecomare Texel Oosterend Texel, The Netherlands

Life for (baby) Seals in the waters around the Netherlands isn't easy - a lot of poison has been detected due to extensive research, and the amount of lungworm in Seal pups is worrisome.
Many of the pups end up on the beaches - wounded, exhausted, sick, etc. It's a good thing there are rescues who will do their best to help them :)
This pup is fattening up for his release, and doing well :aww:

Species: Eastern Atlantic Common Seal (Gewone Zeehond)

Latin name: Phoca vitulina vitulina

Originates from Europe and Western Asia

Current status: Least Concern

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Image size
3543x2657px 5.62 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DC-FZ82
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/5.5
Focal Length
48 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 1, 2019, 1:53:50 PM
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So sweet!:)

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Thank you very much :aww:

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Another healthy survivor, may he live long.

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We sure hope so!

The Common Seals are being driven out more and more by the Gray Seals who are quite predatory and aggresive :(

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Very lovely!!
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Thanks :dummy:

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You are welcome 😃
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Gorgeous animal :heart: very sweet.

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Thank you :huggle:

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My pleasure :aww:

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Glad he’s gaining weight.
I love hearing the seals bark. They remind me so much of dogs.
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Happy to see how they're growing from the sad little pups that come in, to the healthy ones prepping for release :D

We haven't heard the bark that often, but it is very cute and dog-like indeed :D

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A lovely picture :)

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Thank you :tighthug:

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Wat a lovely photo, I like it very much! :heart:

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Thank you so much :boogie: They are adorable babies :meow:

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Thanks :huggle:

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Your welcome 🙏

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Beautiful animal and wonderfully clear shot, A once in a lifetime photos, thanks

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Thank you so much :dance: So amazing to be able to watch them!

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He is cute. I hope he's ok.

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Thanks :meow: He is okay - they do a lot better than when they came in, as soon as they enter the bigger basin. They are not released until they're a certain weight and healthy :)

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