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Summer Cometh: Are you ready?
Seal Lounging on North Oregon Coast
Oregon) – It was a case of being at the right place at the
Coast Show was in the middle of filming a segment with BeachConnection.net
at the Seaside Aquarium on Sunday afternoon about 5 p.m., when aquarium
staff received a call that a baby seal pup had washed up on the
southern end of Seaside’s beaches.
Since the Seaside Aquarium
is part of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, it is their job
to head out to that location and make sure the seal pup is not bothered
by humans, especially in misguided attempts at helping a creature
which needs no helping at all.
came up because it was tired,” said Tiffany Boothe, with the
aquarium. “It’s a baby, and like all babies, it sleeps
a lot. Its mother is probably just out there hunting for food, and
will soon be back.”
said the seal pup had obviously wandered up at high tide, and the
four-foot trail was visible where it had the scooted along in the
dry sand to its current resting spot.
The furry little creature
spent considerable time napping as BeachConnection.net, Oregon Coast
Show and aquarium staff hovered around it.
some measurements and other observations, and determined it to be
a male, born in recent months. It was about two feet long. Boothe
also took a GPS reading, so Marine Mammal Stranding Network scientists
could later make observations on any movements it might make.
staff posted signs to keep people at least 50 feet back, which is
also Oregon law. The public must keep their pets away as well.
“People often mistakenly
believe they are in trouble when they’re not,” Booth
said. “They’re not stranded. They’re just resting.”
said visitors to the coast have done crazy things in the past while
trying to "assist" a seal pup on the beach. Aquarium staff
have answered calls from tourists who had picked up the seal pups
and put them in their bathtubs back at their motel rooms, carried
them around in their cars, or tried to drop them off at the aquarium.
If you see a
mammal on the beach, do not touch it or disturb it. Call authorities
to let them know.
Not only do
they not require your help, but it is illegal to do so.
Beaches Aglow with Freaky Critters Glowing phytoplankton
is spotted up and down the coast
Coastal Village Wows with Mystic Vibe, Ghost Forest Neskowin
is different in many ways, including its geologic features
Travel Oddities: Sparks Above, As Below Proof that
summer can yield the wildest, weirdest moments
Tourism on Oregon’s Coast Hunting tales of
ghosts is another fun pasttime on the coast
It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look
at trails and rugged campgrounds
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
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