Healthy Harp Seal off Pleasant Point
23 January 2001 (afternoon)
Contrasting with the ailing seal discovered in
the Fresh Brook marsh this morning, a very healthy harp seal pup was found
playfully flopping about Pleasant Point off Blackfish Creek.
A little less than three feet long, maybe a half
foot shorter than the other juvenile, this seal was markedly plumper and fully
aware of its surroundings.
Basking on the crunchy snow left over from the
weekend blizzard, this fellow was bright eyed and beautiful. Harp seals
are usually rare in Wellfleet Harbor, but this season has brought us quite a
gaggle of youngsters to share the winter weather.