Marine Mammal Stranding Network
Share The Shore With Harbor Seals
In Winter 2012, the MRC funded the purchase of 9 NOAA Marine Mammal Stranding Network signs. The signs provide information about how to “Share the Shore with Harbor Seals” in order to best protect and view the mammals at a safe distance. The WSU Extension Beach Watcher Coordinator arranged for these signs to be posted at parks within Snohomish County. As of July 2013, all the signs were installed and can be viewed at the following locations: Kayak Point Regional County Park, Howarth Park, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 10th Street Boat Ramp in Everett, Meadowdale Beach, Picnic Point Park, and Ebey Waterfront Park. Examples are shown below of several signs located throughout the County.
If you see a harbor seal or other marine mammal on the beach, call the NOAA NW Stranding Hotline at 1-800-853-1964. Learn more about sharing the shore with harbor seals and the Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network.