Seal Release at Station Shinnecock

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A female gray seal pup, now known as Tabasco, will be released at Coast Guard Station Shinnecock at noon as part of the U.S. Coast Guard/ U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary Open House happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tabasco was rescued from Atlantic Beach, NY back in April with cuts and scrapes and patches of fur missing.  Now eating twelve pounds of fish per day, it is time for her to return home.

Donations such as papertowels, bleach, and laundry detergent for the Riverhead Foundation are always appreciated and can be brought to the release.

oonald March 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM
If anyone with the knowledge knows the impact the gray seals has on our fish in shinnecock bay. I personally have seen between 50 to 60 seals in the east cut, north-east of the inlet. Can they eat dormant flounder by smelling them under the mud and what other fish or shellfish are they eating. Also why are the populations of seals soaring in this area. Just concerned and uneducated on the facts


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