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 likely trying to catch fish and it’s tough work! So she was resting on Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA.
The second animal was a young gray seal weanling. It was bright, alert, and responsive in Rye near Petey’s Seafood Restaurant. It did have some alopecia/hair loss, and appeared to be a bit dehydrated, but it only stayed a short time and then went on its way!