Beachgoers Reminded to Keep Away from Seals

A juvenile harp seal resting on Sandy Neck beach last week. Photo courtesy of the Town of Barnstable.

BARNSTABLE – Town officials in Barnstable are reminding residents and visitors to follow marine mammal protocols when visiting Sandy Neck beach during the winter months.

Beachgoers are asked to stay at least 150 feet away from seals and seal pups and to make sure all dogs are leashed.

The location of seals should also be reported to the Gatehouse by calling 508-362-8300.

The guidelines ensure that seal pups can rest and that there will be no danger to humans, pets or seals.

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Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has been part of the news team in the CapeCod.com NewsCenter since the spring of 2014. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee.



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