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
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
Gray Seal Pups Begin Journey
The Gray Seal Pups, some now weaned, are beginning their journey out to sea. This photo from explore.org fan, Cloud, catches one curious pup tasting the wood on the camera base! After three weeks of feeding the baby seals, “pups,” shed their furry white coats and then begin their grown up adventures at sea alone.
Hog Island News: Baby Harbor Seal Rescue
Today a baby seal was rescued from the shores of Hog Island within earshot of the osprey nest. Only about two feet long, the baby harbor seal was noticed yesterday morning, trying to suckle against our staff dock. Marine Mammals of Maine was informed- and we were told that the policy is to wait 24
Seals On Seal Island
When the puffins, razorbills, terns and all the rest of the seabirds depart from the coast of Maine, it leaves the Project Puffin islands open to be inhabited by other breeding animals… On Seal Island Gray seals colonize the shores to have white fuzzy pups this time of year. Photo Courtesy Of: magicalnaturetour: “Hehehe!” by