The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey has its hands full right now, with more than half a dozen stranded baby seals.
Eight baby seals have washed up on the Jersey shore in the last couple weeks. Bob Schoelkopf of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center says four were found along the beaches from Long Branch to Wildwood in the last two weeks. He says when seals remain on shore after resting for the night, it usually means they are sick or injured, like one pup:
“…has a scar across his face now, two scars, which we believe may have come from an arc gun, sutures just came out of that a couple days ago.”
He says if you see a stranded seal on the beach, do not approach it, because they do bite.