Maryland Coastal Bays

Seal Sightings

Maryland Coastal Bays has partnered with the National Aquarium in Baltimore Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP) to promote Responsible Viewing and sight reporting of our migrating neighbors.
 
Seals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act - It is against the law to touch, feed or otherwise harass them! If you get closer than 50 yards to a beached seal, you are harrassing it - when a seal beaches itself - called haul out - it is because it needs to rest. As adorable as they are, by getting up close, you are doing more harm than good.
 
Keep Seals Safe - Give Them Their Space!

Seal sightings in Delmarva are occurring more frequently, and there is a need to provide more public outreach regarding seals and their natural behaviors, and other marine mammal species. If you spot a seal, we ask that you please contact us either by registering it through our website or by calling MARP at 1-800-628-9944.

With the help of citizens, MCBP, MARP and other partners, we are aiming to create a source of information on local seal habits to aide scientists in the conservation of this significant and majestic species.


If you see a seal you think is in distress, please call MARP immediately – 1-800-628-9944

Marine Mammal Guidelines

    


 
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