Here’s What To Do If You See A Seal On One Of New Hampshire’s Beaches
It's summer in Northern New England, and thousands of humans will flock to the beach. However, we will not be alone, and there are proper steps to take if you see a beached seal.
Temps this week are expected to climb into the mid to upper 80's and even the ocean temp is somewhat bearable. There's also a good chance you won't be alone, and I don't mean fellow human beach-goers.
Seals on the beach. Depending on who you are, you might want to run to the aid of the tired pup. Some people, and we know who those are, might be tempted to take a seal selfie. Those are at the top of the list of things you shouldn't do.
According to News Center Maine, under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, it is illegal to approach a seal within 150 feet, as well as feed, handle, or harass any marine mammal. The best thing to do is use your phone for calling someone. Namely, the local Marine Rescue Hotline. In New Hampshire, the number is 603-997-9448 Also, in Maine, the number is 1-800-532-9551. The experts will handle it from there.