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In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020 photo provided by The National Aquarium, a harp seal named Amelia Bedelia makes its way to the ocean in Salisbury, Md.,  after it was released following rehabilitation at the aquarium in Baltimore.  The seal was rescued from Ocean City, Md., by the Aquarium's Animal Rescue team after severe dehydration. (Theresa Keil/The National Aquarium via AP)

Aquarium releases rescued seal back into habitat

Mar. 19, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The National Aquarium has released a harp seal rescued from Ocean City after severe dehydration. The seal, Amelia Bedelia, has been part of a cast of storybook characters undergoing rehabilitation at the aquarium in Baltimore. She was one of three seals to be rescued by the Aquarium's...

Framed by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Grand Princess cruise ship makes its way to an anchorage Monday, March 16, 2020, in San Francisco. The coronavirus-stricken cruise ship has left the Port of Oakland after a week and is moving to an anchorage in San Francisco, where it'll stay temporarily for remaining crew members and six passengers to complete a 14-day-quarantine. According to the World  Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Cruise ships stranded after countries adopt virus measures

Mar. 16, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New measures to seal off borders to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus have left cruise ships stranded in the Caribbean, South America and Europe, with local governments denying permission to disembark as more cases of infected passengers have come to light. Two cruise ships have been...

Sick Hawaiian monk seal has infection spread by feral cats

Feb. 5, 2020 2:38 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A sick Hawaiian monk seal under the care of wildlife scientists is suffering from a parasitic infection often spread via feral cat feces, officials said. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials determined that the seal suffering from toxoplasmosis, the Honolulu...