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Harp Seal discovered by Lynnette (#498)

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Sighting Info

Observed: February 10, 2011 @ 4:00 PM
Posted on: February 10, 2011 @ 5:02 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
is this a harp seal? and can anyone guess about how old it is... It is very weak, I'm guessing that it is dying. I was within 5 feet of it yesterday and all it can do is lift it's head. This is the second one I've seen here in about 6 weeks, the last one died.

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By chrisfell on 3/1/2011 1:13:11 PM

Where did you see it? Why do you think it's dying?? No parents around??

By Lynnette on 3/1/2011 3:52:29 PM

I found it in Harbour Grace on the beach. Very weak, remained within a few feet of the same spot for several days... I could get within 5 feet of it and it barely moved. No, no other seals around...

By CapeGannet on 3/1/2011 9:33:13 PM

Yes, this is a Harp Seal, it appears to be an adult or young adult seal.

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