Seals and Other Mammals on the Beach

Feb 11, 2015

During this time of the year it is not unusual to see a harbor seal on the beaches of Sea Girt.  Seals are amphibious.  They are at home on land and in the water.

What can you do if an animal strands on the beach?

If you see a whale, dolphin, seal or sea turtle in Sea Girt contact the Marine Mammal Stranding Center’s hotline at 609-266-0538.  The center is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you see a seal, DO NOT APPROACH THE SEAL ON THE BEACH AND KEEP PETS ON A LEASH AND AT LEAST 50FT AWAY FROM THE SEAL.  Seals are predators and will bite if they get scared.

Marine Mammal Stranding Center