Thanks to explore.org, viewers around the world can watch the nursery scene unfold on a live, high-definition webcam every day from 10 a.m. You might also spot some bald eagles, which frequent the island, and have been known to feast on seals' placentas and embryonic sacs.Seal pupping often takes place on remote islands that are difficult for humans to access.The cameras are a "great educational tool for people who would never normally have the opportunity to go to a pupping site," said Stephanie Wood, a biologist who studies gray seals at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service in Woods Hole, Mass.
Since then, the Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge has become the second largest pupping site in the United States, after Muskeget Island to the west of Nantucket. Seals arrive at the island from mid-December through early January to bear their young.Gray seals are not endangered, but they are protected under the U. The females go on a fast during that time, converting their blubber into milk for their pups.When seal pups are born, they weigh between 24 and 44 lbs.Planning a United States ski trip or just heading up for the day?See who got the most snow in United States, and view live ski conditions, snow totals and weather from the slopes right now with webcams from ski resorts.
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