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Seal Watching Guidelines & InfoClick images below to enlarge

Seals bite. Keep your distance

A pup alone on the beach isn't necessarily abandoned

Frequently Asked Questions About SealsTake memories, not selfies

Don't Feed Wild Marine Mammals

Seal Watching Guidelines

Northeast Fisheries Science Center Seal Research Program

Gray Seal Pupping Cam

Seal Photo Gallery


Leave the rescuing to the experts!

Don't attempt seal rescues on your own. Help by reporting injured, entangled, or dead seals to NOAA's Greater Atlantic Marine Animal Reporting Hotline: 866-755-6622

Or locate and contact your closest stranding network partner.

See a list of authorized responders. 


Your actions and choices matter!

  • Stay back, and keep pets, at least 150 feet away from seals.
  • Never chase seals back into the water.
  • Never cover seals or try to pick up pups.
  • Reduce your impact by disposing of trash properly so seals and  other marine life won't accidentally mistake it for food.


Remember to take and share the Share the Shore Pledge!


Seal mom and pups need space.