Many people don’t realize seals are common winter visitors along our eastern shores. Just a few weeks ago, in fact, cold-weather beach goers saw a seal on the sands at 135th street. And a few days later, Ocean City Animal Control reported seeing one lounging in the shape of a banana by the 9th street fishing pier on a Jet Ski platform.
These were the first batch of migrating seals for this season, and marine animal experts expect more to come. For the next several weeks, seals of various species and sizes will appear on our mid-Atlantic beaches and on rocks, piers and docks along our bay sides.