Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sickened Seals Washing Up on the Jersey Shore - 9th Mar 2011

Earlier today millions of dead fish washed up in Redondo Beach, Calif. But that's not the only sad marine life news to report.

According to NBC Philadelphia, a higher-than-usual number of seals are washing up on New Jersey beaches. What's worse, many of the recently beached seals are starving, sick or infected with parasites, and experts aren't sure why it's happening.

Seal sightings aren't that unusual at the Jersey shore, and it doesn't necessarily mean there's a widespread animal crisis. According to The New Jersey Star-Ledger, officials noticed a seal that had come ashore at Island Beach State Park on Saturday, but before they could determine why it was on dry land, the seal swam away. Read More