Harbor seal pup found in Juneau's Auke Bay


by Your Alaska Link News Team

A newborn harbor seal pup captured at Juneau's Auke Bay will be trained to fend for itself at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

Reports say the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was notified Thursday about the pup by someone who reported seeing the animal being born.

NOAA marine mammal specialist Kate Savage says the person who reported the pup inadvertently chased away the mother.

Plans are to release the pup back to the Auke Bay area in about a year.