A Beach Drive resident & his dog kept a tight perimeter around the site of a snoozing young seal pup this morning. He quickly acted on the situation by alerting Seal Sitters which he happened to volunteer with in a prior year.
Thanks so much for the coverage of seal pup Shamrock at Emma Schmitz yesterday. However, I thought your readers would want to know that all harbor seal pups right now are weaned and anywhere from 6-8 months old. There are no pups waiting for mom to come back for them as reported in the post.
Harbor seal pupping season is late June – September in Puget Sound. Seal pupping season will be beginning, however, shortly on the outer coast of Washington and Oregon. Here is a link to a map that shows months pupping seasons in the various regions of Washington State:
All the best,
co-author of the children’s book about seal pups, Leopard and Silkie
Scupper reporting for Beach Drive Blog