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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