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After trying unsuccessfully to disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery with a hook fastened to a pole, biologists try to rope her pup in order to get her to hold still long enough for them to free her from the debris that will cause her death if she grows any more. (St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilofs) Islands.

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Biologists use a hook fastened to a pole to try and disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. If she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation.

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A female Northern fur seal and her pup at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation. Biologists later try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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Biologists use a hook fastened to a pole to try and disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. If she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation.

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A female Northern fur seal and her pup at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation. Biologists later try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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A female Northern fur seal and her pup at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation. Biologists later try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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A female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she’ll die. Biologistslater try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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A female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she’ll die. Biologistslater try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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