Originally posted on National Aquarium - WATERblog:
Earlier this morning, we received photo confirmation of the first seal sighting along the Maryland coast!
Every winter, migrating seals make their way back to our shores. Seals are semi-aquatic, which means they like to spend part of their time in the water and part of their time on land. During migration, seals will typically spend a couple of days swimming south, occasionally hauling out on beaches, rocks or docks to rest.
If you’re lucky enough to see a seal on the beach, it’s best to give the animal at least 100 feet of space and, if possible, stay downwind. Enjoy watching our seasonal visitors from a distance (and take plenty of photos/videos!) but please try not to disturb them, as they still have a long journey ahead of them!
As you see in the photo above, a healthy seal can usually be observed resting in a “banana position,” on…
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