After admitting a sick ringed seal from Unalaska, veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center are cautiously optimistic about his chances for recovery.
The male seal was found earlier this month, lying on a rusty pipe on the beach.
In addition to being far outside his natural habitat, he was underweight, balding, and lethargic.
"Although this seal has a laundry list of health issues, his feisty demeanor shows promise," said Dr. Kathy Woodie of the SeaLife Center.
The seal is now receiving 24-hour care in Seward for dehydration, malnourishment, and parasites.