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Rescued from certain death at sea.
This seal pup has been separated from its mother by storms and joined others in a sanctuary in the Netherlands. The refuge has been overwhelmed by the arrival of hundreds washed up on the beaches.
They are fed herrings stuffed with vitamins.
But when they grow up, they will face other challenges. Overfishing and pollution also affect their chances of survival.
received a number greater than it would normally cope with
- washed up
brought to the shore of a body of water
totally filled with (something)
fishing too much to the point of threatening the local fish population