Baby Seals Must Be Left
Alone to Survive
Harbor seal babies are born in
spring and summer and can be
found resting on the beach
while their mothers search
Well-meaning people sometimes
think that a baby seal
alone on the beach has been
abandoned, but this is not
the case. The mother is often
nearby, watching, but will
not approach with people around. If the baby seal is
moved, it has no chance of reuniting with its mother.
If you see a baby seal alone on the beach, leave it alone
and call the Seaside Aquarium so we can post signs
around the seal to encourage everyone to stay away.
Do not, under ANY circumstances, touch or move the
Marine Mammal Stranding Network in High Gear through Summer
As more people visit coastal beaches in spring and
summer, potential interactions with marine mammals
increase. Marine Mammal Stranding Network
representatives from the Seaside Aquarium work
to help prevent injury to marine mammals or the
public. They post signs near stranded animals and
talk with the public about the dangers of interactions
with these wild animals.
Call 503-738-6211 to report stranded marine
mammals , including baby seals, in the area.
Seaside Aquarium, 200 North Prom, Seaside, Oregon 97138 Tel: (503) 738-6211.