Baby Harbor Seal at Richmond Beach

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Baby Harbor Seal on Richmond Beach.  Photo by Allan Bain.
From Tracy Tallman

Allan Bain, Richmond Beach resident and dog-walker, stumbled upon a baby Harbor Seal at Richmond Beach on Tuesday, September 21, and gave me a call. After digging around a bit on the internet, I found the “Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network” online. A call to their NW Regional Office in Seattle at 206-526-6733 (message machine) resulted in a quick return call from “Kristin” who called Allan for an exact location of the baby seal.  She then dispatched the Shoreline Parks Department to put a fence around the baby. 

Babies are left on the beach by their mothers and the mother will not retrieve the baby if it has been touched by humans or dogs, hence the protective fence.

So, to all you dog-walkers and beach-strollers, please put 206-526-6733 in your cell phone and contact Kristin for a quick response and maybe save a baby seal on your outing.


Anonymous,  September 23, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

Thanks to everyone who took time to contact the authorities and protect the seal.

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