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    AT SEA, OFF SOUTH AFRICA

    The South African Navy has a new recruit -- and he is a five-month-old grey seal.

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    1. TV & SVs Seaman in water, playing with seal and feeding it fish; seal plays with fish. (3 SHOTS) 0.29
    2. SVs Seamen watch from deck. (2 SHOTS) 0.34
    3. SV Seal up gangplank and being piped aboard as seamen salute; seal on deck. (6 SHOTS) 0.51
    4. GV & SV Seal watches as seaman brings plate of fish. (2 SHOTS) 1.05
    5. CU Seal eating fish. (4 SHOTS) 1.22
    6. TVs Seal jumps into water after piece of fish. (2 SHOTS) 1.31
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AT SEA, OFF SOUTH AFRICA

    The South African Navy has a new recruit -- and he is a five-month-old grey seal. Although the seal, named Sammy, adds little to the strength of the navy, he has boosted morale on the minesweeper, Port Elizabeth. He was adopted by crew members after being found starving and near death. Now he gets VIP treatment as the minesweeper's new mascot. A diet of fresh fish, caught by navy divers, has restored Sammy to robust good health and he swims happily with the Port Elizabeth's divers, coming back on board for his fresh-fish meals, each day.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5LVW2DX2MF6XJ0ID80LGDJHFX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LVW2DX2MF6XJ0ID80LGDJHFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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