Harbor Seals in New York

March 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment

The New York Aquarium released the results of its third annual seal count today and the news is good. There are 20 harbor seals swimming around the greater New York area now. The seals, which were once plentiful in the area,  have been spotted along the Long Island coast, up the Hudson River and around Swinburne Island off the coast of Staten Island, where they’ve made their home for winter.

“It’s exciting to see the seals coming back to New York City,” says Paul Sieswerda, Curator of the New York Aquarium, “In a giant metropolis, having nature return is an extremely wonderful thing for everyone.” So who’s next for a big nature comeback in New York? I hope cougars.
By Adam Wisnieski

New York Press

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