Duxbury: Officials Concerned About Harbor Seal

Seals aren’t an uncommon sight in Duxbury Bay, but officials are warning about one harbor seal in particular. 


Ainsley Smith, Acting Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tells WATD News that this seal is unusually curious when it comes to humans and that can lead to problems. 


Smith says this seal is also a concern for pets. 


Smith says it’s illegal to touch, feed, or otherwise harass marine mammals. 

Anyone who about a seal or other marine mammal can call the New England Aquarium’s stranding hotline at (617) 973-5247.

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About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.