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Baby seals get their vitamin D fix basking in Latvian sun02:41

Baby seals get their vitamin D fix basking in Latvian sun

Latvia, Ventspils
March 23, 2018 at 14:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several baby seals were seen lying on their backs and enjoying the sun on a beach on the Baltic Sea coast near the Latvian town of Ventspils, Friday.

The fluffy aquatic mammals could be seen basking in the sun while a large crowd of people gathered around them to take selfies, ignoring instructions not to go closer than 50 m (164 feet) from the cuddly critters.

Ilga Zilniece, head of Department of Nature Supervision of Ventspils City Council, urged people not to approach the animals since "small seals, just like people are subject to stress, they do not know who people are and what to expect from them."

Baby seals get their vitamin D fix basking in Latvian sun02:41
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Several baby seals were seen lying on their backs and enjoying the sun on a beach on the Baltic Sea coast near the Latvian town of Ventspils, Friday.

The fluffy aquatic mammals could be seen basking in the sun while a large crowd of people gathered around them to take selfies, ignoring instructions not to go closer than 50 m (164 feet) from the cuddly critters.

Ilga Zilniece, head of Department of Nature Supervision of Ventspils City Council, urged people not to approach the animals since "small seals, just like people are subject to stress, they do not know who people are and what to expect from them."