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Harp seals from Canada are showing up in U.S. waters in greater numbers and farther south than usual, and biologists want to know why.
This year, we've had four sightings of adult harp seals in North Carolina, which we've never had before
A decade ago, harp seal sightings off Maine were rare, said Lynda Doughty, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the state Department of Marine Resources. The numbers have picked up the past few years, and this year there have been 40 documented sightings — more than double the number spotted last year