Lecture on Seals of Cape Cod

Upcoming lecture at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary:  “SEALS OF CAPE COD” by Lisa Sette, Biologist with Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Wednesday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.

Seals swimming in the surf or resting on shore have become an increasingly common sight along our shores, especially on the Outer Cape. Lisa Sette, a biologist with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, is particularly interested in the haul-out sites of gray and harbor seals and she has started a pilot study to use these resting sites to help her gain more information about seal behavior and population dynamics. On Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Lisa Sette will speak about her seal research. The talk is open to the public. Cost is $5 for Mass Audubon and $7 for non-members. Discount is also extended to Center for Coastal Studies members. No registration is required. For more information contact 508-349-2615.

Provincetown Center Hosts Benefit for Seal Studies

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) will host an afternoon seal cruise to support research on local seal populations, Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. aboard Rip Rider V, from Ryder’s Cove in Chatham, with support from Monomoy Island Ferry. Lisa Sette, seal biologist and director of the PCCS Seal Studies Program, will guide this special two-hour cruise aboard the brand new 40- seat Rip Ryder V.  Guests will cruise around Chatham Harbor, and the seal habitats found there.  The cruise will benefit the PCCS seal research program, which conducts research to better understand Cape Cod’s seal populations.

Advance reservations required; $50 per person; to reserve, contact Jan Young, 508.487.3622, ext. 104; jeyoung@coastalstudies.org.  On the day of the cruise, meet at Stage Harbor Marine, Lake Street, Chatham by 2:30 p.m. for shuttle to Ryder’s Cove.

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting marine mammals and ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine and beyond, through scientific research, education, public policy initiatives and management strategies.

Fur Seals Return to New England Aquarium

Fur seals enjoying their new home at New England Aquarium

Fur seals enjoying their new home at New England Aquarium

Watch fur seals enjoying their return to New England Aquarium courtesy of NECN.

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