Thursday May 3, 2018 - Seal
watching is over for us for the Spring season, as the arrival of good
numbers of striped bass is our cue to switch from seal watching to
fishing for the next six months. The
water temperature remains on the cool side, so we are sure there will
still be seals around for at least the early
part of the upcoming week.
will be continued chances for good seal observation in
the afternoon and evening this week... if watercraft do
enter the area to work their seal chasing mischief. Recent seal watchs were
spoiled by kayaks, boats, and even a drone rudely encroaching on the
seals' haul-out rocks. Prospects for the seals to be
undisturbed become much less likely on nice spring days so we
recommend arriving early in the
ebb tide for the best chance to
see seals on the rocks.
regards to all of our seal watching friends and acquaintances,
especially to some who we did not meet up with on the beach this year.
We missed seeing a few of our long-time seal seeking compatriots
this season; as with all things, seasons of the seals move along, and
friends come and go as time passes. This was out 18th year of seal
watching at Rome Point, with over 800 observations recorded, and many
memories of special days shared with family, friends, and strangers
will always be ours to treasure. Seal watching would not be nearly as
much fun without our many seal seeking companions, and we wish
everyone good health and a great summer as we await the return of
the seals in the Fall. See you in the Fall and Good Luck to All!
Here is a link to video showing an incredible
aggregation of Grey seals on Cape Cod at Monomoy. Grey
Seals on the Beach at Cape Cod
of our seal watching friends have shown an interest in
sharks; this website is dedicated to tracking sharks
tagged with GPS satellite transponders. Ocearch
We have posted some short seal videos to Youtube
for your seal watching amusement. Seal Pup Follies was
in Maine in June 2012 and Linebelly Rising is a
clip showing the Rome Point kingpin climbing to the top of his favorite
the Internet home of the Rome Point harbor seal colony in
Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.
web site is the place to learn where, when, and how to
observe harbor seals from the shore of the John H.Chafee
at Rome Point, located in North Kingstown, RI.
is the best place in southern New England to observe large numbers of
wintering harbor seals from
I have had the
pleasure of enjoying more than 800 seal walks and sharing close-up
of the seals through my spotting scope with at least 8000 friends,
neighbors, and seal seekers from all over the world. Rome
Point is one of Rhode Island's most
natural treasures; on a good day the seal watching
rivals any wildlife sightings you are likely to observe in most US
web site is a guide to having a successful and fun seal watching
hike at Rome Point. The information presented here will
enable you to locate and responsibly observe the seals. This
published as a public service by amateur naturalists on a volunteer
basis. Thanks for visiting Romepointseals.org!