Seal sanctuary reports increase in number of dead seals after storms

By Amy Lewis

Published 23/01/2016 | 00:00

The seal pup was found on New Year's Eve on Curracloe beach.
The seal pup was found on New Year's Eve on Curracloe beach.

Seal Rescue Ireland have witnessed an increase in the number of dead seal sightings in Wexford and elsewhere as a result of the recent stormy conditions.

The Courtown-based rescue centre monitors the amount of seals found and according to manager Meadow Greenwood, the numbers are 'significantly more than normal'. Stranded seal pups are also becoming a regular occurrence, with five pups brought in during the week after Storm Frank.

'Fingers crossed the weather gets better and the seals will be fine,' said Meadow. 'If people find a seal, they should give us a call on our rescue hotline, even if he looks fine.'

The centre is currently caring for 30 seals, many of which were found on the Wexford coast.

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