A baby seal was spotted sunning itself beside the Newtown Creek at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Daily News reports. Unlike the dolphin that got stuck in the Gowanus Canal last year, the seal was totally fine. It was just chilling and catching some rays.
The seal was discovered by “a group of teens skating nearby.” According to one of the teens, the seal was “the size of a dog, a fat dog.” Despite fatshaming the seal, the teens did the responsible thing and called the NYPD, who called the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in Long Island, who sent an expert, who said the seal looked OK.
The seal swam away when the tide came back in at around 4 o’clock.
[via NY Daily News]