Harbor seal babies (called "pups") are born in spring and summer and can be found resting on the beach while their mothers search for food.
Well-meaning people sometimes think that a baby seal alone on the beach has been abandoned, but this is not the case. The mother is often nearby, watching, but will not approach with people around.
If the baby seal is moved, it has no chance of reuniting with its mother. If you see a baby seal alone on the beach, leave it alone and call the
Seaside Aquarium at (503) 738-6211 so we can post signs around the seal
encouraging everyone to stay away.
Do not, under ANY circumstances, touch or move the baby seal.