Sick Baby Seal Rescued on LI

Marine sxperts are nursing baby seal to health

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011  |  Updated 3:42 PM EDT
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Sick Baby Seal Rescued on LI

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Experts on eastern Long Island are caring for a newborn seal that was found on a beach at Montauk State Park.
    

Robert DiGiovanni, of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, says the seal has a slight respiratory infection.     
It still had its umbilical cord attached when it was found on Feb. 12.
    
The gray seal pup is about 3 feet long and 35 pounds. Adult males can weigh up to 800 pounds.
    
It's getting antibiotics and ground fish that's poured through a feeding tube.

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