Slideshow | Seal Release

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Children take a close up view of the Pacific harbor seal before its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Children take a close up view of the Pacific harbor seal before its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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A woman takes a closeup picture of the Pacific harbor seal before its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Members of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward ask people to step back before the release of the Pacific harbor seal at Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Children take a close up view of the Pacific harbor seal before its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Children take a close up view of the Pacific harbor seal before its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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A woman takes a closeup picture of the Pacific harbor seal before its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Saylor Ryan, 9, holds open the cage door as Halley Werner, left, and Caitlin Weinfurther of the Alaska SeaLife Center of Seward coax a male Pacific harbor seal out of a cage during its release at Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. Ryan's family discovered the abandoned eight-day-old pup under their boat on May 23 and was taken to the center for rehabilitation.
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Saylor Ryan, 9, holds open the cage door as Halley Werner, left, and Caitlin Weinfurther of the Alaska SeaLife Center of Seward watch during a release of a male Pacific harbor seal at Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. Ryan's family discovered the abandoned eight-day-old pup under their boat on May 23 and was taken to the center for rehabilitation.
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Members of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward ask people to step back before the release of the Pacific harbor seal at Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Saylor Ryan, 9, watches as Halley Werner, left, and Caitlin Weinfurther of the Alaska SeaLife Center of Seward coax a male Pacific harbor seal toward the water during its release at Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. Ryan's family discovered the abandoned eight-day-old pup under their boat on May 23 and was taken to the center for rehabilitation.
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A Pacific harbor seal slowly enters the during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. The abandoned eight-day-old pup was found on May 23 and was taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.
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People watch and photograph a male Pacific harbor seal slowly move toward the water during its release at Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. The abandoned eight-day-old pup was found on May 23 and was taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.
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A Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. The abandoned eight-day-old pup was found on May 23 and was taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.
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A Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. The abandoned eight-day-old pup was found on May 23 and was taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.
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A Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. The abandoned eight-day-old pup was found on May 23 and was taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.

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All photos by Michael Penn.

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