Keep Your Eyes Peeled for This Injured Seal in Coastal New Hampshire and Massachusetts
An injured seal last seen in Hampton, New Hampshire, has the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue asking people to be on the lookout.
The Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire, has a Marine Mammal Rescue program that helps protect animals by "enhancing wildlife conservation through stranded marine mammal response, care, and community outreach in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts," according to their website. They selflessly serve the New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts area by responding to calls about seals, whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals who are sick, injured, deceased, or otherwise spark some cause for concern.
Now, one unfortunate seal needs our help.
The Rescue recently made a Facebook post asking us to be on the lookout for a harbor seal with a deep abdominal wound that may have been inflicted by a boat propeller. The animal was first seen on Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts on Monday, August 15, and later at Hampton Beach State Park on the 16th and 17th. Unfortunately, it has "evaded responders," who wish to take a look at the animal and give it the medical care that he or she needs.
You can click here to view the post, but be forewarned that the images may be hard to look at.
If you happen to spot this wounded seal (or any other injured marine mammal, for that matter), please call the rescue hotline at 603-997-9448. And please remember to keep a distance of at least 150' away from the animal(s) at all times.