S.-PETERSBURG, April 10 – RIA Novosti. In St. Petersburg, a gray seal calf was rescued and transferred to the Center for the Study and Conservation of Marine Mammals for treatment, reports the Baltic Seal Friends Fund.
Earlier, the baby seal was seen at New Holland and at the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral.
On April 1, an emaciated gray seal calf found in the port of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad Region arrived at the Center for the Study and Conservation of Marine Mammals in St. Petersburg. The mammal has become the center's first patient this season. After that, another emaciated gray seal was found on the shore of the Gulf of Finland in the Leningrad region and transferred to the center.
The Center for the Study and Conservation of Marine Mammals was opened on the territory of the Vodokanal facilities of St. Petersburg in Repino in September 2014. In total, since 2013, experts have rescued and returned to the wild about 120 seals and seals.