Central Puget Sound
Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Touching this endearing little seal pup will virtually assure its death.

Seal Pup waiting for its mother

seal pup waiting for its mom

Copyright © 2007 Sandy Dubpernell

Mom has deliberately left it on the beach while she is out to sea feeding. She will eventually return to nurse her baby. Too much human interference may cause her to abandon her pup.

Approaching too closely to the pup, pouring water on it, attempting to feed it or remove it from the beach is unsafe for you and the pup, and is illegal.

Keep yourself and your dog at a safe distance - at least 100 feet away.


To report a stranded marine mammal - see the CPS MMSN website hosted at orcanet.org.

See also - the MMSN fact sheet on Sharing the Shore with Harbor Seal Pups


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For more information

See http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Strandings .
Last updated May 2007.

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