Self­ies with seal pups a no no: U.S. science agency

Cape Breton Post - - Religion/advice/games -

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. — U.S. of­fi­cials are warn­ing peo­ple not to take self­ies with seals, no mat­ter how tempt­ing.

The Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s fish­eries of­fice says seal pup­ping sea­son is un­der­way in New Eng­land and that means peo­ple might see seal pups on the beach dur­ing Memo­rial Day week­end.

But they say there is no selfie stick long enough to safely get a selfie of a seal pup. NOAA says peo­ple and pets should stay at least 150 feet away from seals. Mother seals of­ten leave their pups alone on the beach for up to 24 hours at a time. If a mother seal sees a hu­man near her pup, she might feel threat­ened and aban­don it.

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