Latest from the Seal Sitters

First, sad news: Seal Sitters organizer Brenda Peterson tells WSB they buried their second pup yesterday, “a newborn, who was very thin, probably only about 4 weeks old.” sealfile.jpgOverall, Brenda says, this has been a “very intense pup season” (photo @ left is from earlier in the season) and they appreciate all the new volunteers who are helping out, including some who came forward after our recent video-enhanced update; if you are interested in volunteering, e-mail WSB your name and phone number, and we will forward it to Brenda (it’s easier for them to make phone calls while keeping watch on the beach). She says there are a few other things the Seal Sitters need:

“We are looking for sponsorship or some Alki Beach businesses to help us out with T-shirts, public education, and training. We would also like to see some very large signs along the beach as there are in Oregon and CA beaches telling the public to stay 100 yards away from the pups as recommended by federal law and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.”

Anybody ready to step up on that count? These little guys and their human protectors need all the help they can get.

2 Replies to "Latest from the Seal Sitters"

  • The Velvet Bulldog September 24, 2007 (8:59 am)

    Can the Alki Community Council pull together to help these folks out? Financially or with more volunteers?

  • Rhonda Porter September 24, 2007 (7:54 pm)

    I wonder how much a sign costs? I’m sure businesses, community organizations, etc. would be glad to chip in (similar the “adopt a street” type signs).

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