It's Friday. Do you want to hear about animals being cute? Of course you do.
Earlier this week a rare-for-this-area harp seal was spotted just chillin on a dock in Edgemere. The owner of the house called the Maryland Department of Natural Resources who told him he must be mistaken. But he wasn't, and a team from the National Aquarium in Baltimore came out to verify the seal existence.
They said it seemed healthy and active and not distressed.
Harp seals' home waters are in the North Atlantic and Artic, but they do migrate south during along the Eastern Seaboard during the winter. They can sometimes be seen off Ocean City, but it is rare that they venture up the Chesapeake.
More info, plus a picture of the roly-poly little seal, can be found at the Baltimore Sun's environment blog.
[Above Pic: AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward, CP] |