Seal sanctuary reports increase in number of dead seals after storms
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.