See our Stranding Technicians in action through our collection of rescue and release videos.
On the morning of February 22th, 2021, Stranding Technician Mackenzie relocated a seal with the help of MMSC intern Paige. The healthy female harbor seal was hauled out yesterday afternoon on a popular beach that was very crowded with people and off-leash dogs. For her safety we decided it was best to relocate the seal to a more remote location so she could rest undisturbed. After an overnight observation at the Center, it was determined she was perfectly healthy and ready to be released. Please keep in mind that seals are Federally-protected animals, and you should give them at least 150 feet of space, and keep your dogs leashed. Seals pack a very powerful bite, and can transmit diseases to both humans and dogs. And please do not post their location on social media, it only draws crowds and creates more stress for the seals. Thank you for spreading the word and helping us to protect these beautiful visitors to our area!
On the morning of February 8th, 2021, Stranding Technicians Troy and Madisen relocated a seal. The healthy male harp seal was trying to rest on the beach in a coastal New Jersey State park, however, onlookers and their dogs continued to get too close to the animal. To avoid further disturbance of the seal and to prevent potential injury to everyone involved (seal, dogs and humans), the seal was relocated and released on a remote beach.
On the afternoon of June 15th, 2020, Stranding Technician Mackenzie releases two grey seal pups with the help of MMSC volunteers. These are the last two seals that were in our hospital for rehabilitation this spring, making this release the conclusion of seal season 2020.