• Maine Oct 6

    Conservation Success? Pests? Seals Spark Passionate Debate in New England

    Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal. Muto, whose two boats fish for groundfish such as skate and monkfish as well as lobster, is among a growing group of anglers, beach goers and local officials who are quick to blame…

  • seals Apr 4

    Social Distancing Means Leaving Seals Alone, Too, Feds Say

    The federal government wants people seeking social distance to know they still have to stay away from seals they encounter at the beach. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday more people are spending time outdoors as the East Coast approaches the harbor seal pupping season. That increases the likelihood beachgoers will encounter the seals and their young. NOAA…

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