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The body of a decapitated harbor seal was found on a Dennisport beach Monday, May 14. Authorities were contacted but no action has been taken as of this morning. The neck wound was clean cut, rather than ragged, leading observers to believe the removal of the head was intentional. The skin and fur near the foreflipper as well as the abdomen appeared to have been sliced.

An employee of a local resort who was informed of the location of the seal stated she had been told of a live seal in the area in recent days, but was unaware of the dead seal.

All marine mammals, including harbor seals, are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 as amended.

Contact NOAA Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Network at 866-755-6622 if you have information about this or other stranded, entangled, injured or dead marine mammals or sea turtles.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/pinnipeds/harborseal.htm

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