Rehabilitated harbor seals float in the waters of the Howe Sound after being released back into the wild by the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Porteau Cove, B.C.. The center released 14 seals back into the wild north of Vancouver.
"Daughter of the Sea". Selkies are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.