A nonnative harbor seal was spotted resting along the sand at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Monday, February 8, an unusual occurrence, according to the NOAA Fisheries Service.
Nancy Kablach Condron, who volunteers at a local Mickler’s Landing Turtle Patrol, shared several videos of the seal to Facebook on Tuesday, February 9.
The NOAA Fisheries Service said while a seal hanging out on the beach is not an everyday occurrence in Florida, it is normal for seals to rest on the beach alone. Biologists are monitoring the seal’s movements, they said.
In a further post, Condron said the seal left the beach at 5 am on February 9. Credit: Nancy Kablach Condron via Storyful