Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Communities Reporting Seal Pup Births

Nunatsiavut residents are reporting the birth of seal pups outside of Nunatsiavut communities.

Joseph Townley is the Conservation Officer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

He says reports have been coming in from Postville and Makkovik claiming sightings of white coats.

This is concerning news considering the fact that seals give birth to their young in the spring.

Townley says a resident of Makkovik claims to have spotted the seal pups near seal cove point.

The resident claims the seals were found on sheet ice caught along the shore.

The Conservation Officer in Makkovik headed to the location to conduct an investigation.

When he arrived the ice had already moved out from the location.

The Nunatsiavut Government is calling on the help of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to assist in the investigation.

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