Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Canadian town 'inundated' with dozens of stranded seals

Police returned this seal to the sea after giving it a lift in the back of a truck. Pic Royal Canadian Mounted Police Image Police returned this seal to the sea after giving it a lift in the back of a truck. Pic Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ellis Copeland | 12 January, 2019, 19:37

"It actually feels like we're being inundated", the town's Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald told CBC News.

On Wednesday, the DFO deployed a three-person seal response team to set up base in the town, according to the mayor.

Police in Roddickton-Bide Arm, N.L. - the community that at least 40 seals are now calling home - have confirmed that two of the mammals have died.

Now that the seals are there, the town and the DFO have to decide what to do about them, and whether or not they should be - or can be - moved.

Images posted on social media by local Brendon Fitzpatrick show a number of the animals laying on the roads and on banks of snow, seemingly confused as to what to do.

Police in Roddickton-Bide Arm, Newfoundland, have confirmed that at least two of the 40 or so animals to have become cut off have died - many likely hit by cars.

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"These seals - as cute as they are - can't stay as residents in our village because there's not a food supply through the winter".

She said that the town has seen seals before - it's relatively common for a handful of seals to get disoriented after a local cove freezes over, disorienting the seals and temporarily causing them wander into the nearby town.

This early in the season, there's little sea ice off the island, so seals cling close to the shore, traversing iced-in harbours and bays, which freeze before the open ocean.

It's not unusual for a single stranded seal to be moved, DFO's Garry Stenson says.

"It's hard for motorists, and nobody wants to see these little seals hit in our community". Two seals have been struck by vehicles, Fitzgerald says. Fitzgerald said a plane from St. John's will fly over the area to assess the situation beyond the town once weather permits. This one on the Burin Peninsula was brought back to open water this week.

But this week, that small Canadian town is on the map because of a different animal: the harp seal. He was also concerned that people might unwittingly get too close to the animals which he anxious might make the seals turn aggressive.

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