harbor seal http://ripr.org en It’s The Season For Seal Pupping Along Coastal New England http://ripr.org/post/it-s-season-seal-pupping-along-coastal-new-england <p>It’s that time of year when gray and harbor seals come ashore to give birth, but most of the birthing will happen north of us.</p><p></p><p></p><p>For harbor seals, Rhode Island is kind of their Florida. They arrive when the weather gets cold and leave by baseball season. URI emeritus research scientist Robert Kenny said harbor seals then go north to give birth, and there’s a good reason why that won’t happen on Rhode Island’s shores.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:10:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 32386 at http://ripr.org It’s The Season For Seal Pupping Along Coastal New England Hubble The Seal Swims Free Off The Rhode Island Coast http://ripr.org/post/hubble-seal-swims-free-rhode-island-coast <p>Hubble the seal is swimming free Friday after spending the summer recovering from injuries at the Mystic Aquarium.</p><p>Hubble’s journey began on a beach in Maine where researchers found him abandoned by his mother. He made his way to the Mystic Aquarium, and researchers fattened him up and treated problems with his eyes. Those eyes, said the Mystic Aquarium’s Skip Graf, were what made the curious, young seal so special.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:56:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 23789 at http://ripr.org Hubble The Seal Swims Free Off The Rhode Island Coast