Seal of the day comes all the way from Alaska Sea Life Centre. Also now that I've seen so many of these seals from Alaska I might just have to plan a trip there one day, and yes, just for the seals.
This is Olympia.
She was an young Harbour Seal who was found stranded. Rescuers picked Olympia up after searching the area for other seals and receiving authorisation from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the ASLC (Alaska Sea Life Centre) for the rescue.
Olympia has a white lanugo coat, an indication that she was born prematurely. The ASLC said “It is likely that Olympia was abandoned by her mother, as we commonly find that seals abandon their premature pups.”
But that was back in May, now Olympia is doing fine. She will cared for until she is ready to go back into the wild.
The full article is here to read if you want: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2012/05/preemie-seal-pup-gets-a-new-lease-on-life.html