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WickedLocal Provincetown: Striper for breakfast off Race Point. Sand eels for lunch at the Highland. Afternoon nap on the sandbar north of Head of the Meadow Beach. What else happens in a day in the life of a gray seal?

Scientists at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies are working hard to answer that question, their quest to fill in the gaps in the gray seal’s itinerary both spurred and aided by a somewhat recent phenomenon: the formation of a seal haul-out site on Truro’s ocean shore. On any temperate day between May and November, when the tide is right, as many as 500 animals can be seen resting and sunning themselves on the long, hook-shaped sandbar between Head of the Meadow and High Head, lending PCCS biologist Lisa Sette and her research team a generous view into the pinniped’s world.

Read more about the Truro sandbar and its seals.



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