No Selfies With Seals, Warns NOAA

Posted: May 31 2016, 6:02am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


No Selfies with Seals, Warns NOAA
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  • According to the NOAA taking Selfies with Seals is Risky Business

According to the NOAA, taking selfies with seals is risky business at best. These animals pack a mean bite and so it is best to remain on the safe side and avoid undue contact with them in the wild.

With Memorial Day Weekend here and the summer months in full swing, the temperatures are likely to soar sky high. For those who like to head out for the beach for enjoyment and ecstasy, the NOAA has a fair warning. It is not to get too frank with the seals. Especially taking selfies with seals is a dangerous proposal. 

The seal pups are ready to litter the beaches in this season of the year in New England. Of course, any human being who is an animal lover would like to take a selfie with one of these cute balls of soft fur that move and emit squeaky voices.

Yet the NOAA has said that people ought to stay at least 150 feet away from them. By approaching a wild animal, you not only put your own safety at risk but also jeopardize the health of the animal which doesn’t know any better. 

Seals have jaws that snap shut with many pounds of pressure. This can really ruin any chances of a selfie. There have been reports of human beings getting injured due to propinquity to these otherwise fuzzy wuzzy animals.

Baby seals face danger too when they are approached by human beings. Their mothers have left them for extended periods of time and gone hunting in the sea. Some of them abandon their pups upon seeing human beings close to them.

Thus the pups die of starvation and neglect. The most helpful behavior that human beings can engage in is to leave the pups alone and also keep their pets away from them. This way the mother seals can have the option of returning to feed their pups. 

So any thoughts of taking selfies should be abandoned without any further thought. Animals are animals. They cannot reason like humans do.

This trend of taking selfies with all sorts of animals from sharks to snakes to bears is getting to be more and more dangerous as humanity moves into the future. While some may take pride in their fearlessness, the results are not always good. Many times the reckless adventures end in tragedy.

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