Hanging out with the seals at Coast Guard Beach

Grey Seals at Coast Guard Beach

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The Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted on October 21, 1972. It has been a success. Years ago it was a rare to see even a single seal and now so many. Of course they also attract a few Great White Sharks. I saw plenty of Grey Seals but NO sharks.

Grey Seals and gulls at Cape Cod
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Grey Seal
The Grey Seals are a bit wary of humans for good reason. The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires that we give them at least 50 yards of distance. This is a telephoto photo. If threaten they can bite and I’ll guess that would hurt,
Grey Seals resting on sandbar
As the tide recedes the Grey Seals gather around a sand bar. This gives them an opportunity to rest and be protected from predators. In open water they rest by pointing their noses straight up.
Male Grey Seal making a bit of noise
The male Grey Seals make a bit of noise which is quite eerie and can be heard over the sound of the surf
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2 thoughts on “Hanging out with the seals at Coast Guard Beach

  1. These are great pictures! It was wonderful to see overt 100 resting on the sandbar. At first they were restless, jostling and making noise. About an hour later all were calm and quiet – it reminded me of toddler’s settling in for their naptime at daycare!

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