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Rarely seen Arctic seal spotted in Washington State – 2,000 miles from home
Smithsgold - 8/22/2016 1:27 PM
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Rarely seen Arctic seal spotted in Washington State – 2,000 miles from home
Read more at grindtv.com/wildlife/rarely-seen-arctic-ribbon-se...#QyxAlPe8oO7f9STD.99

A rarely seen pinniped that inhabits sub-Arctic and Arctic waters – from the Bering Sea north to the Chukchi Sea – has been spotted 2,000 miles from home, on a beach in Washington state.

Biologists spotted a single ribbon seal hauled out on Long Beach Peninsula on Tuesday, and captured a few images before the seal returned to the water.

The extraordinary sighting marks the second time in four years that a ribbon seal has appeared so far south of its typical range. The other was 2012, when a ribbon seal was spotted twice in the Seattle area.

Read more at grindtv.com/wildlife/rarely-seen-arctic-ribbon-se...#QyxAlPe8oO7f9STD.99
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TheDiveBunny - 10/06/2016 10:19 PM
Wow, that would be so cool to see! Thanks for sharing.