Saturday, August 17, 2013

Not Everyone is Enamored of the Gray Seals Proliferating in Cape Cod Bay

Thriving in Cape Cod’s Waters, Gray Seals Draw Fans and Foes. (The New York Times, 8/16/2013)

Excerpt: These days, they emerge by the thousands on sandbars or pop up in small groups along the shoreline. They delight visitors who watch their heads bob above the waves. But they invade fishermen’s nets, draw sharks closer to the shore and are rankling those who make their living by the sea so much that some are calling for blood.

NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources.   Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)

Seal Abatement Coalition.    A not-for-profit corporation that brings individuals and organizations together to understand the problems and find solutions to the large and rapidly growing population of gray seals.

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