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 mite infestation. Despite the less than ideal appearance, this young seal had good weight and was very reactive to noise, movement, and incoming tides. With rehabilitation facilities full, we made the decision to relocate him from busy Salisbury Beach to a much quieter, private location so that he can get the rest he needs. We hope that with some R&R he can overcome the skin infection!