DFO Reminds Public it is Illegal to Disturb Marine Mammals
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently received a video of a young harp seal resting on a harbour slipway.
It wants the public to know that lying about and resting is perfectly normal behaviour for seals and not uncommon to see this time of year. Sometimes people mistake this behaviour to mean that the animal is in distress or dying.
It is important to remember that in any circumstance it is illegal to disturb a marine animal. Unless you are participating in a legal fishery or ...