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Photo Journal: Soaking up the attention


A seal lies on the banks of the Yoneshiro River in the city of Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, on Jan. 17, 2018. According to the city, the seal was discovered shortly after 9 a.m. The seal is slightly sensitive to the presence of humans, but shows no signs of fear. The site attracted many surprised local citizens, who went to see the unexpected visitor and to take photos of it. According to the GAO aquarium in the city of Oga, Akita Prefecture, the seal seems to be a spotted seal at least 1 year of age. (Mainichi)

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