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News, 7/19/2013

On safari to see rare Finnish lake seals

Photo: Juha TaskinenSaimaa ringed seal, freshwater seals, eastern Finland, Savonlinna, endangered species, extinction, conservation, Finnish LakelandBack from the brink: The unique Saimaa ringed seal appears to be making a comeback although danger persists in the form of thoughtlessly placed fishing nets and global warming.

Finland’s largest lake, Saimaa, is home to the world’s rarest seal. Our reporter embarks on a seal safari to catch a glimpse of an animal that seems to be returning from the brink of extinction.

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Updated 7/19/2013

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