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Seal pupping season begins on island

A seal pup rests on a Puget Sound beach. People are asked to leave seal pups alone and give them a wide berth. - Sandra Dubpernell
A seal pup rests on a Puget Sound beach. People are asked to leave seal pups alone and give them a wide berth.
— image credit: Sandra Dubpernell

Seal pupping season has begun, prompting the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network to remind Whidbey Island beachgoers to give a wide berth to seals and their pups.

There are a number of reasons to steer clear of seals during the birthing season, said Sandra Dubpernell, a principle investigator with the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

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