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People on the north coast of Labrador say scores of dead seals have been washing ashore since early December.
A conservation officer with the area's Inuit government estimated late last week that hundreds of adult and young seals have died in the area between Hopedale and Makkovik this winter.
At the time, a federal seal researcher said the early birth of seal pups in Labrador may be an indication the area's seal population has grown too large.
BP oil reaching the higher seas using underground currents?
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Well, besides the fact that millions of gallons of oil poured into the ocean at an alarmingly fast rate for a whole month, and we dumped thousands of gallons of chemicals to fight fire with fire, and things that go into water tend to, I don't know, spread around, no, there is no factual information.
Stenson said the DFO received five reports of seals giving birth on the coast of Labrador in December, although the nomadic sea mammals normally give birth in late February or early March.
He said the early births are happening on land rather than ice floes and it's unlikely the newborn pups will survive.