Journey’s end for much-travelled seal

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Journey's end for much-travelled seal
UNSUCCESSFUL: Oceanografic vets were unable to save seal Photo credit: Oceanografic

THE wounded grey seal that found its way from the North Atlantic to the Marina Alta has died.

Experts from Valencia’s Oceanografic Aquarium tried to save it with antibiotics and food, but the seal was unable to fight the infection caused by a fishing line cutting into its neck.

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Entering the Mediterranean via Gibraltar it continued its journey and was found dead some days ago off Ibiza.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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