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Sorry, no seals! But here’s the latest update.

It’s been a lonely winter without grey seals this year, or the natural joy and wonder of watching adorable seal pups being born. We really (really!!!) apologize that we’ve not been able to get the camera back online. The weather over the ocean has been tempestuous and journeying to Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge just

Acrobatics on Seal Island

Gray seals are part of the pinniped family, and their streamlined shape gives them not only speed but flexibility. Seals are more agile and flexible [than dolphins] and some otariids, such as the California sea lion, are capable of bending their necks backwards far enough to reach their hind-flippers, allowing them to make dorsal turns. Pinnipeds have

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

Bald Eagles on the Seal Cam

The Gray Seal Cam is also great for rare bird watching. Bald Eagles are a common sighting as they scavenge on seal placenta and already dead seal pups. A sad reality that completes the circle of life for these once-endangered scavenger birds. “Loss of habitat, shooting, and especially poisoning by the pesticide DDT, were responsible for