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Last Updated: Tuesday March 08 2011 07:18 GMT

Endangered seal pup rescued

Rescued Meditteranean monk seal pup, Nireas

Conservationists have rescued a two-month-old Mediterranean monk baby seal.

This kind of seal is under threat, and it's one of the world's most endangered marine mammals.

The team who found him have called him Nireas, and they're going to release him into a small monk seal colony in Greece.

Wildlife biologist Alexandros Karamanlidis said that the pup was very weak when the researchers found it, and that "rescue came at the last moment".