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Thread: Gray Seal

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    Gray Seal

    I THINK I saw a gray seal out surfing Sunday. I was out getting the crap beat out of me in shore break closeouts when I paddled out to just float around. A head popped up about twenty yards from me. I thought it was a bird at first but it was a head of some kind. I was out at Sunskipper. Anybody down this way see it?

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    we see them all the time up here... im sure it wouldn't be that out of the ordinary to see a seal in the ocean in the carolinas. do you see a lot of dolphins?

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    In NY they hang out, watch you surf, try to get you to play w. em.. funny animals, they only make me nervy b.c. sharks love seals

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    Tons of dolphins! I've had one scare the bejezus out of me by surfacing and blowing about 3 feet from me. They will actually surf waves around us at times. I've never seen a seal in the water around the Carolinas though.

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    I didn't see it for myself, but a few of the CB lifeguards posted pictures of a seal on FB. Nourishment pipes were in the background, so it had to be somewhere on the North End. Did you see the one at the KB Pier? I stolled up there on Friday to see it. The seals are on there way back north, but took a quick stop to molt their skin. Pretty cool & tough stuff.

    http://portcitydaily.com/2013/05/23/...arolina-beach/
    Last edited by dlrouen; May 28, 2013 at 05:11 PM. Reason: Link

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    saw one by merciers pier a couple of days ago

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    porpi around here can be ****s sometimes. I was paddling out and saw a fin knifing thru the water. I put my head under water and started making flipper noises. I raised my head in time to see a swell right in front of my. I scrambled over the top and down into the trough about the time a porpoises arse was in the air. the tail slammed the water a few feet away. A young kid was out and gave a scream, I told him I musta said something about his momma.

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    Better than a turd popping up near you... LOL

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    I saw him down him down by the drain pipe around last Thursday or so, just hanging out. God he must be hot.

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    I saw one at Sandbridge last week. About 25 yards from me too. I asked at the local aquarium and they are seen in this area of VB during the winter. So since it is still pretty cool up here, I guess that makes sense. I was wrapping up a session around 7:30 in the evening just south of the pier and saw him pop his head up and look directly at me. He was checking me out to see what I was. I didn't see him anymore after that. First I thought it was a dog but there weren't any dogs nearby in the water.