He was stranded on a beach and was too sick to move.
Little did he know, rescuers were on their way to help him.
A team from the National Marine Life Center rushed to take the little seal into their care. They named him Frankenseal, also known as Frank, for short.
Frank had a a respiratory infection and a very heavy parasite infection, and he was also terribly underweight. It took him three months of care to get him back to normal again.
"It is not unusual to find a weanling harbor seal with illnesses such as Frank had," Kathy Zagzebski, president and executive director of the National Marine Life Center, told The Dodo. "As a younger animal newly on his own, he had less experience finding food and avoiding danger. Once he was slightly compromised, perhaps a bit malnourished from lack of food, perhaps also stressed, he would have been more susceptible to various infections."