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A plucky seal pup usually found in the Arctic Circle has been recorded in the English Channel for the first ever time after straying 3,000 miles off course.<br />
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The young mammal was at first mistaken for a native common seal when it was rescued from mudflats near Plymouth, Devon. It was malnourished and had wounds on its tail, flippers and jaw.<br />
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But a closer examination has confirmed it to be a female ringed seal which live in the icy waters of the Arctic and spend their days negotiating ice floes, pack ice and polar bears.