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Seal found resting near Carbonear wharf

This seal found himself on the Carbonear wharf Friday afternoon, Feb. 16.
This seal found himself on the Carbonear wharf Friday afternoon, Feb. 16. - Chris Lewis

CARBONEAR, NL — A seal caught some attention from residents of Carbonear when he found himself near a local wharf.

The seal spent some time lounging on the gravel near a wharf just off of Water Street in Carbonear Friday afternoon, Feb. 16.

- Chris Lewis
- Chris Lewis

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans website advises residents to not interact with seals when found on shore, and to keep a safe distance, as seals are easily disturbed when on land. The mammals spend nearly a third of their lives on land, coming ashore on a daily basis to rest, escape predators, give birth, or to bask in the sun.

It is advised that anyone who spots a seal that has come ashore and is injured, or being harassed, to contact a local DFO detachment. The Bay Roberts location can be reached at (709) 786-3960.

After spending some time in the spotlight, the seal on Carbonear’s wharf eventually found his way back to the water.

chris.lewis@cbncompass.ca

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