Did you see the Hudson River seal?
Hudson Seal mesmerizes local residents
I missed the cool wildlife visual yesterday – when many folks along the Hudson River got a glimpse of a seal milling around in the water at various spots in the area.
Hoboken411 reader Liz spotted one yesterday:
“I just wanted to tell someone that we saw a Harbor Seal today while riding the 9am North Hoboken Ferry (half of the ferry saw it as well). It was about 15 feet away from the boat, frolicking in the water. Amazing site! It makes me feel good about the state of the Hudson… or conversely worried that the seal was lost and would not survive in our river. I am going to go with the former, so I can sleep tonight.”
Here’s a blog entry from the NY Times back in January – that mentioned that your opportunity to catch a glance is short:
“Harbor seals typically stay around for day or two before moving on. Sergeant Taylor said he watched the seal for about 40 minutes on Monday and planned to return “tomorrow and see if he is still hanging out.””
Did you see the Cute-as-a-button seal? Did you get warm and fuzzy as well?