Seal hikes and seal sightings are a regular occurrence on the South Fork. The folks at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation are called out to assess seals when we're not sure how the seal is faring.
On Thursday, biologists responded to Montauk to monitor a seal pup, which is left on the beach for monitoring because it was in good body condition and alert. As the team was about to head home, East Hampton Marine Patrol offices received another call about a gray seal in Wainscott. They responded and found the seal was very aggressive and robust in size, so it was also left for monitoring.
They were also out in Montauk on April 8. A male gray seal pup was brought in from Montauk with wounds on its hind flippers.
We've included some pictures of seals the Riverhead Foundation and readers have shared with us from this season.
You may add your own photos, too. Just click add photos above. Where did you see a seal this season? Tell us in the comments below.
You may report sightings to the foundation's 24-hour hotline at 631-369-9829.