October 19, 2011

97 harbor seals perished along the beaches of Massachusetts and other New England states

As of October 16, 2011, officials noted that a total of 97 harbor seals, the vast majority of whom were one-year-old pups, had been found perished since September 1 along the beaches of Massachusetts and other New England states, with scientists saying the regions elevated water temperatures may have been the cause.

Sources: Reuters, The Extinct Protocol, WMUR.com

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