Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

March 19, 2019 | 34 Comments

[Updated] A seal was found in the east end this morning [March 19], laying in the vicinity of Tobacco Bay Beach. It was found by a member of the public who alerted the authorities, who arrived and removed the seal with the assistance of onlookers, who helped carry the seal up the incline.

17-minute live replay of the seal being removed:

The seal was transported to the Aquarium for medical assistance, and we have asked officials for comment and will update as able.

Update 12.08pm: According to the Aquarium, it is a “Gray Seal and the first recorded instance of one in Bermuda.” They will try and provide more information later on.

Update 4.47pm: The seal was safely transported to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo where she is “currently being observed and cared for in quarantine.” Full details here.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Come here to retire & enjoy the good life?

  2. Pure Madnesss!!!! says:

    I hope those are just flies on the seal and not any other germ/bug/insect……

    • Gabbs says:

      You need to learn about sea life, The seal is been in the water for a while so of course sea creatures will stick to the seal, have you ever seen the bottom of a boat when it’s left in the water to long….SMH

    • Annie says:

      Maybe it’s some kind of sea lice or something. In any case, I trust the experts at BAMZ. The animal is in quarantine and only select staff have access to her. I more than trust that they will handle the situation and we don’t know what other kinds of stuff we end up eating from fish and the like anyway. Just because we don’t see stuff doesn’t mean it’s not there.

  3. SealedRum says:

    Hope that seal has his immigration papers in order.

  4. Yummy says:

    It obviously got the wrong message to come here… All the Black Seal around here is for human consumption only. Hope no one tells him/her that, poor guy is under enough stress…

  5. sage says:

    He doesn’t look injured, hopefully they can free him after he gets checked out.

    • Kell says:

      I hope they let him go back into the sea and don’t keep him for their own convenience. Let him finish his journey back home hopefully he is well enough to do so.

      • Annie says:

        Once she’s recovered she’ll be relocated. I hope they put a tracker on her so we know where she ends up. Poor girl must have been so scared from her journey and not knowing what the intent of the humans was-she can hear her hissing in fear. It was nice to see her laying off at the Aquarium, already looking relaxed!

  6. Young says:

    I remember a real coming ashore about 6 years ago on East Broadway

    • Wahoo says:

      I remember 4 uigars flying in down Kindleyfield.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        tee hee , except the seal is not trapped here and is free to leave anytime it wants .

      • And de Vietnamese boat people who we took in, but just like Trump, your biased prejudice overshadows serious humanitarium support.

        • wahoo says:

          Well De Vietnamese ended up here by pure accident during an act of desperation. The Uyghurs ended up here because the US was desperate to empty Guantanamo. It has been suggested that the US were doing some pretty big deals with countries that accepted the prisoners but to my knowledge Bermuda did not receive any remuneration. I am not against humanitarianism but the skeptic in me says that something went down that did not involve you and me.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          And those Vietnamese ‘boat people’ were very happy to come here instead of being repatriated to their home land. Plus ALL of us knew about the whole situation as it was developing way in advance unlike the Uigher thing which there are still a multitude of unanswered questions. They all did well for themselves and maybe only one is now still here .
          Bernuda makes money off ‘flags of convenience’ , what did the Uigher debacle cost us ?
          tic toc

  7. St.George's Passport and Immigration Control says:

    His paperwork was in order and up to date,so quit asking dumb questions

  8. Sue Cubbon says:

    Instead of stressing the seal out more, with all the people and trapping why didn’t they just inject it with a dart to render it unconcious and carry it genty in a soft sling to be examined. I hope it survives and thrives……

    • Annie says:

      Sue, maybe time was of the essence and they didn’t want to risk delaying or the experts didn’t want to do it for some medical reason. I’m sure they know way more about these things than the rest of us!

  9. Real Deal says:

    i dont even think they needed the fence it look like it was going no where soon. most likely it was lost that got thrown onto the rocks but the rough waves.

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