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*Recent Observations and Reflections*


Sunday, February 27, 2017  We enjoyed another very good seal watch on Friday, featuring the most seals we have seen this year and lots of friendly seal seekers to share in the fun. Today, seal watching is a bit more questionable affair with high winds in the forecast. However, the wind direction is favorable, so we expect that there will be seals hauled out starting around 10:00am, but if the wind kicks up too hard, the good seal observation opportunity may be relatively brief. As always, arriving a couple of hours before low tide provides the best observations of active seals, we plan to visit Rome Point to see what's up late this morning.

Trail conditions through the woods are good now, and we will be out and about with a spotting scope to share and lots of seal info for anyone who cares to join us on the Rome Point shore.

Here is a link to a Grey seal pupping site Webcam in Maine, this is unedited live nature video, so be advised that some of the content may occasionally be slightly graphic.
Seal Island Maine - Grey Seal Webcam

Here is a link to a video showing an incredible aggregation of Grey seals on Cape Cod at Monomoy last Spring Grey Seals on the Beach at Cape Cod

Some of our seal watching friends have shown an interest in sharks; this website is dedicated to tracking sharks that have been tagged with GPS satellite transponders. Ocearch Shark Tracker  

We have posted some short seal videos to
Youtube for your seal watching amusement.  Seal Pup Follies was recorded in Maine in June 2012 and contains several interesting interactions between seal pups and adult seals.  Linebelly Rising is a short clip showing the Rome Point kingpin climbing to the top of his favorite pointy rock. 
Video Links:
Seal Action March 2013
Linebelly Rising   
Big Seal Day 2011 
Seal Pup Follies  
Rome Point Seals 2011 


    Welcome to the Internet home of the Rome Point harbor seal colony in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.  This web site is the place to learn where, when, and how to observe harbor seals from the shore of the John H.Chafee Nature Preserve at Rome Point, located in North Kingstown, RI.  Rome Point is the best place in southern New England to observe large numbers of wintering harbor seals from shore. Since 1999, I have had the pleasure of enjoying more than 700 seal walks and sharing close-up views 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 spectacular natural treasures; on a good day the seal watching experience rivals any wildlife sightings you are likely to observe in most US National Parks.  

   This 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 site is published as a public service by amateur naturalists on a volunteer basis.  Thanks for visiting Romepointseals.org!

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