Arctic seal wanders 3,000 miles off course and ends up in Plymouth
A young ringed seal more often seen in the Arctic Circle has been rescued from mudflats near Plymouth by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
Ringed seals, which rarely are spotted south of Norway, are more accustomed to navigating ice and avoiding polar bears than hanging out on the south coast.
There have only been 12 ringed seals recorded in the UK in the last 200 years, and the majority of those were found in Scottish waters.
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