Did You Know? Gray seals belong to a group of animals called pinnipeds. Pinniped literally means “wing-foot.” This photo from our Cam Operator on the Gray Seal Pupping Cam captured this close up.
Gray seals are part of the Phocid family. These seals “are known as true or “earless” seals. These animals lack external ear flaps and are incapable of turning their hind-flippers forward, which makes them more cumbersome on land. In water, true seals swim by moving their hind-flippers and lower body from side to side,” (Wiki).
There’s only a few days or week left until the last gray seal pup heads out to sea. See the maturing pups playing in the snow on the live cam before the season ends.