SANDY HOOK: FAT, HAPPY SEALS ON THE BEACH

harbor seals 2 030914Reader William Healey spied this pod of seals sunning on the bay side of Sandy Hook Sunday afternoon. Joe Reynolds of the environmental blog Shore11.org reports they’ve been there since December, and will begin migrating north this month. With any luck, lightly clothed human beings will soon replace them.

Meantime, this week looks like we’ll all enjoy moderate pre-spring temperatures during the day and wintry cold at night, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by William Healey. Click to enlarge)

SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR SEA BRIGHT BEACH

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A seal lazes on the beach in Sea Bright Saturday morning. (Photos courtesy of Paul Kinsella; click to enlarge)

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To a seal, apparently, a New Jersey beach in February is equivalent to one in the Caribbean for humans.

An evidently healthy seal decided to take a lie-down Saturday on the beach adjoining the main municipal lot in Sea Bright.

“It was miserable down there, so there weren’t a lot of people, which was probably good for the seal,” said Paul Kinsella of Red Bank, who sent redbankgreen these pix.

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