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A Happy Harp Seal

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
We are happy to share that the harp seal that we monitored all day yesterday behind a residence in Rye, that the homeowners had nicknamed “Harpo” returned to the water early this morning.
 
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Cuteness Alert! Seal Armstrong Update

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
Our little guy, Seal Armstrong, rescued Feb. 21, is being well cared for at the National Marine Life Center. His next hurdle is learning how to eat on his own! Photo by of National Marine Life Center.
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First Seal Rescue of 2016

 
Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This past weekend the MMRT had it’s first report of a gray seal pup in 2016. This adorable little guy was spotted in Fort Stark (New Castle, NH) way above the high tide line and close to the dirt parking lot on Saturday morning (February 20th). Despite being

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Juvenile Harp Seal Expires

 
Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This past weekend we responded to a juvenile harp seal (winter visitor to the NH seacoast!) at Pirate’s Cove in Rye. In the morning he was pretty spunky and aggressive on approach, but he was eating sand and had some eye discharge. The plan was to

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First Ice Seal of the Season

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This evening we responded to our first harp seal (deceased) in Seabrook. This juvenile seal, known as an ice seal because it only travels down our way from the Canadian Provinces in the winter time, likely died this morning/afternoon or last night. Externally, aside from one

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NH Marine Mammal Rescue Year in Review 2015

 

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Oregano the Harbor Seal Swims Free!

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, Oregano the harbor seal was released back into the wild at Wallis Sands State Park in Rye. A cheering crowd of approximately 350 people came out to witness the joyous event and support our Marine Mammal Rescue Team’s work and ocean education efforts!
Oregano was rescued from Seabrook Beach

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