Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Seal Sitters Save Seattle's Seals

Seal Sitters is an all volunteer group who do exactly as the name suggests:  they "babysit" seals--harbor seals, to be exact--and the harbor seal rookery near the city of Seattle, WA.

In 2007 when harbor seals began hauling out on urban beaches around Puget Sound, overly zealous people and sometimes with their dogs couldn't resist getting a closer look at the spotted pinnipeds.  Sadly, if a harbor seal pup has much intervention with us, it could be abandoned by its mother.  That's a death sentence.

This is when Seal Sitters formed to create a safe zone for the seals when hauling out in urban areas.  They also educate the public about the seals.

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