Re: NJ Waters

Posted by Ice - Phil on Jan 11, 2005

Terry, Just read the following which I'll paste below.

"Wild seals conjure up images of northern or even Arctic climates. But few people know that hundreds of harbor seals call New Jersey home during the winter months, coming ashore into isolated estuaries and even upstream into a few rivers.

New Jersey is near the southern limits of the range for harbor seals on the East Coast. However, these seals are frequent visitors offshore in winter and even have been reported as far south as the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia and off the coast of North Carolina. The winter seal-sighting season runs Forman December through March. Seals generally leave the New Jersey coast by the second week in April, probably responding to rising air and water temperatures and the increase in human activity."

In Response to: Re: NJ Waters by terry on Jan 11, 2005