First Ice Seal of the Season

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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 small superficial external wound and a minor amount of alopecia (hair loss) on his hind flipper, his body condition was good. We removed him from the marsh and will be taking him to our friends at New England Aquarium marine animal rescue tomorrow afternoon for necropsy, so we can try to determine what led to his demise. Thank you to the reporting party that let us know the seal was there.

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