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Marine Mammal Rescue responds to rarely seen Hooded Seal

By Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
 
 
On Tuesday, January 8, we received a call on the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue hotline about a hooded seal, a species that migrates down from the Arctic during the winter. This is a species we rarely see; in fact, it’s only the second one since

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A Tough Winter for Ice Seals

BATH, Maine (WLBZ2 NEWS CENTER)Ice seals typically migrate south from Canada and spend winters in the icy waters off the coast of Maine.This winter, though, has been anything but typical and it’s affecting the animals’ health.The migratory seals eat snow and ice to stay hydrated, especially as they get ready to make the long trip

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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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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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