There is a pup seal on the beach. The seal rescue authorities are monitoring the seal (have been all day). They think the mother has placed it there while she goes off for food; apparently possibly for as long as two days. They have asked that no dogs be allowed near the pup and that people stay quite far away. They fear that if the mother sees people or dogs near the pup, the mother will abandon the pup. If the mother does not return, they will intervene to care for the pup.
– John Lambert