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My What Big Teeth You Have, Dear!

Those teeth will bite but they don’t chew! “Their large teeth enable the seals to catch their prey, which they then swallow whole,” (riverheadfoundation.org). “It is possible to age seals quite accurately by counting the growth rings round the roots of the back teeth,” (source). Our seal pup here wouldn’t have too many rings yet, but soon

Snowball Fight!

With only a few days or short weeks left before heading out to sea, the remaining gray seal pups are making the most of the weather on Seal Island. Some Fast Facts of the Gray Seal Season: Gray seals are only found in the North Atlantic Ocean. Most gray seals return to where they were

Live Seal Cam Chat with NOAA

Join us tomorrow for a live chat on the Gray Seal Pupping Cam – 10am PT/ 1pm ET! Stephanie Wood from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be fielding questions from our explore.org fans and community regarding the gray seals of Seal Island tomorrow (Wednesday). Stephanie has worked on several pinniped studies in the northeast

Snow White

The Northeast is getting pummeled with snow, but the gray seals are one group that doesn’t mind. It’s 12* F on Seal Island and the pups are blending in. See them on the live cam here. You can see and add to the collection of explore.org fan snapshot albums here! (Photo from explore.org fan Dawn)

Bald as an Eagle

This great snapshot from explore.org fan Katharine Green gets up close on a Bald Eagle from the Gray Seal Pupping Cam. Did You Know? The Bald Eagle is not “bald.” Rather, the adult has a gleaming white, feathered head, which contrasts dramatically with its dark brown body and huge yellow bill. A white tail and massive

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