Dozens of seals wash up on New Jersey beaches — Suffering “respiratory infections and parasites” (VIDEO)

More Than 2 Dozen Seals Wash up on Jersey Shore, NBC Philadelphia, March 8, 2011:

More and more seals are washing up on New Jersey beaches recently, according to reports given to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J. ...

The gray and harbor seals found on the beaches are malnourished and have parasites, sources say. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is housing 11 seals right now -- making the center two-thirds full.

Many are suffering from respiratory infections and parasites, officials say. ...

The reason for the increased number of seals stranded is still unknown but officials at the center believe that global warning could be playing a role in the harp seals becoming stranded. ...

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