|The endangered Piping Plover|
We also got the opportunity to release harp seals into the ocean. The seals had to been rehabilitated from injuries they had sustained and were deemed able to be released back into the wild. They are released at sandy hook because it is the most northern tip of Jersey beaches. After being released the seals greeted each other which we were told is a good sign and could possibly mean that they are going to migrate with one another to the north where they spend their summers until they travel south again. It was really awesome to see the seals back in the ocean and swimming around.
Overall we dealt with many animals and gained a wealth of experience about this specific field. The whole week was interesting and every day we did something new which made the week go extremely fast. We really enjoyed our time at resource management.
-Ryan and Fallon