Harp Seal Found in Fairhaven Dies


Sunbathing Harp Seal, www.calxibe.com
Sunbathing Harp Seal, www.calxibe.com


SouthCoastToday: A young harp seal that recently visited West Island [in Fairhaven, MA] has died, possibly in part because people got too close to the animal, wildlife officials said.

People reportedly took photos with the seal and attempted to feed it sardines, Shellfish Warden and Assistant Harbormaster Timothy Cox said.

“It’s an unfortunate case,’’ said Janelle Schuh, stranding coordinator at Mystic Aquarium, where the animal was brought after several days on the Fairhaven beach.


Read more about the harp seal that died after stranding in Fairhaven, MA.