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Seal Spotted Along North Florida Beaches

NOAA Fish Southeast

A seal has been spotted resting along some North Florida beaches over the last few days, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Southeast tweeted Tuesday.

WJCT News news partner News4Jax received a fews calls about the marine mammal. Biologists are monitoring the harbor seal pup, which comes in for a rest every now and then.

Franchesca Swierz posted a video on Facebook of the seal, saying she came across it Monday while walking on the beach in St. Johns County, and WJCT First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Producer Heather Schatz also came across the seal.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has seen the seal and asks beach walkers to make sure their dogs are on leashes.

If you spot the seal, give it 50 yards of space and report the sighting to 1-877-WHALE-HELP (877-942-5343).