gray seals

Gray Seal Pup Sampling on Monomoy Island

Ashley Stokes | SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
Monomoy Island, off of Chatham Massachusetts, is a known rookery and birthing site for gray seals. Gray seals are the larger, more aggressive relatives of the harbor seal that is typically seen up here in New Hampshire. From January 13-16th, Sarah and I teamed up with 13

Read More

Star Island Response Training

This past week two of our staff members made the trek by boat out to Star Island (Isles of Shoals) to train a few of their staff members how to respond to marine mammals, since we can’t easily dispatch a team member when we get a report out there! That training came at the perfect

Read More

Weanlings Rest Stop

These two seals kept us busy today! Both of our rehabilitation facilities, National Marine Life Center and Mystic Aquarium, are full. So we monitor the animals and relocate them if necessary.
The first animal is a harbor seal pup, likely newly weaned from Mom. She is alert and responsive, but thin and dehydrated. She is

Read More

Salisbury Beach Gray Seal Relocation

During the past two days, our team has been monitoring a yearling male gray seal on Salisbury Beach. As you can see from the photo, he is suffering from a serious case of alopecia/hair loss. This has been found in gray seals to be caused by a fungal infection and sometimes in conjunction with a

Read More

#OceanRunnerNH: Seal on the Beach?

Ocean Runner Nichole finds SSC’s Marine Mammal Rescue volunteer Patty Adell monitoring a gray seal on a Hampton, NH beach during her afternoon run. Patty fills her in on what to do and not do if you encounter a seal on the beach (dead or alive): stay back and call the MMR hotline at

Read More

Crane’s Beach Gray Seal

This past week responded to another young gray seal, this time on Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA. We waited to share this seal, because she stuck around the area for 2 1/2 days. But we are happy to report that as we were considering where to relocate her because our rehabilitation facilities are full, she

Read More

Seal Armstrong’s Release

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Yesterday afternoon while we were down in MA checking in on Amelia Sealheart (our harbor seal pup we posted the update on last night), we were also down there for another very special reason: Seal Armstrong, the grey seal pup that we rescued on February

Read More

Seal Armstrong, back at ya!

Seal Armstrong, looks much healthier after being cared for at the National Marine Life Center, but he still needs to learn how to eat fish and put on the pounds! Remember, we can only save the seals with your help! Please make your tax-deductible donation to help save the seals today.

View Previous Post Read More

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.
View Previous Post

Read More

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

Read More