Response to Weanlings on Shore Increase in July

Posted on July 12, 2016

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator

Our team continues to be busy with many reports of young seals on the beaches. This is the time of year when young of the year harbor seals have weaned from mom after only a 21-28 day nursing/bonding period. In July we start to get busy with the “weaners” that have separated from mom and are trying to figure out life on their own.

Please remember to keep away from seals on the beaches, especially the young live ones so that they do not become habituated to people, and call us on the 24 hour hotline at 603-997-9448.

Here are photos of 4 different seals we’ve responded to the last couple days!

Plum Island, Newburyport, MA


Salisbury, MA


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