Baby seal at LP

#1
I was the first one on the beach this morning and came across the baby seal that has been hanging out at LP. Sadly the seal was attacked by boat, person, or natural enemy and was dead on the beach. I called 911 to report it in the morning, since I did not know who to report it to, and the wounds looked a little suspicious, and then to NOAA once I noticed the NOAA sign on the beach. I have yet to hear back from anyone, and didn't see anyone come to check it out in the 2.5 hours I was on the beach.

Does anyone know if that is the right people to report a dead seal to?

I found it interesting that most people that came down to the beach didn't notice the seal, or pretended not to. There were a few joggers that stopped to look at the seal, but then walked away is disgust when they saw it roll in the surf and realized it was dead.
 
#5
That's interesting regarding the baby seal. I was at a beach near Purdy a few weeks ago and came across a baby seal that had just washed up. I could tell it was dead and from a distance and thought maybe a prop hit it but when I looked closer it appeared that someone had shot it through the head. I reported it to the number below which is from the WDFW site. They took a report and contacted local authorities who sent someone out and they followed up with a phone call to me.

Sick or Dead Marine Mammals – whales, dolphins, sea otters
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#7
I've found a number of dead seals over the years but I've never reported them as nothing looked suspicious to me. I figure it isn't going to waste since the crabs will eat the corpse.

While the seal watchers group does good work, I've encountered a few of them that are a bit overzealous in my opinion. I understand their intent, but when the crime scene tape comes out and a wild eye women starts screaming at you to stop fishing and leave the beach immediately.......
SF
 
#8
While the seal watchers group does good work, I've encountered a few of them that are a bit overzealous in my opinion. I understand their intent, but when the crime scene tape comes out and a wild eye women starts screaming at you to stop fishing and leave the beach immediately.......
SF
I'd rather tangle with 2 cat ladies and one weird dog (breed) snob than a seal fiend anyday!
 
#9
I've encountered all sorts of dead animals over the years. Never even considered calling one in. I guess I was just always under the assumption that a dead animal was a pretty natural thing.

I will say that I've never encountered one that's been shot.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#14
Contact CSI: Dead Seal


I was the first one on the beach this morning and came across the baby seal that has been hanging out at LP. Sadly the seal was attacked by boat, person, or natural enemy and was dead on the beach. I called 911 to report it in the morning, since I did not know who to report it to, and the wounds looked a little suspicious, and then to NOAA once I noticed the NOAA sign on the beach. I have yet to hear back from anyone, and didn't see anyone come to check it out in the 2.5 hours I was on the beach.

Does anyone know if that is the right people to report a dead seal to?

I found it interesting that most people that came down to the beach didn't notice the seal, or pretended not to. There were a few joggers that stopped to look at the seal, but then walked away is disgust when they saw it roll in the surf and realized it was dead.
 
#15
I saw a report on those seal freaks on evening magazine. I had to draw the line with the crime tape. I don't believe the seals are endangered and natural predation is part of life. Btw I don't usually watch evening magazine!
 

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