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2/22/2019 - What should you do if you see a seal on the beach?
Seals are protected by both state and federal laws – it is therefore illegal to approach and/or touch a seal. Most seals come onto the shore just to take a rest, and if you approach them, they will get scared and may return to the sea before they’re ready. If they’re injured, they will not get the care they need. Please also keep all pets (dogs) away from the animals, as they will most definitely scare them and may also contract any diseases the seal is carrying.
The recommended viewing distance is from at least 150 feet away, and PLEASE give call the MMSC (Marine Mammal Stranded Center) 609-266-0538 to report all sightings.
Whales, Dolphins, and Sea turtles are also protected by state and federal laws – the same rules apply. Please keep a safe distance and call!