Rise in Gray Seal Population: Environmentalists Happy, Locals Annoyed

July 22, 2014 1:15 PM

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Rise in Gray Seal Population: Environmentalists Happy, Locals Annoyed

After the species of gray seal was hunted almost to extinction, its population has bounced back in New England. Environmentalists have been very excited to see the seals flourishing, whereas a few annoyed residents feel that there are a little too many of them.

At one time, the population of seals in New England was bountiful but almost the entire species was made extinct due to overhunting around the 1960s. However, with great care from environmentalists, their population returned to few of its original numbers in recent years and the gray seals are now t...

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