Federal Officials Join in Investigation into Mysterious Seal Deaths

Jeremiah 12:4 “How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? Because of the evil of its residents, animals and birds have been swept away, for [the people] have said, “He cannot see what our end will be.”

Father is permitting much of Her animal Kingdom to die off here in these last days of this old system of things; and those animals are blameless in Father’s eyes; they just got caught up in Dawn’s misdealings that have led to dire consequences for every one and everything on this dying planet; is the Earth dying? YES it is; but Father won’t let it happen, and is why She’s intervened against Mankind’s harsh treatment of Her property’ Father is altering the Earth as I write this; She is also letting things get worse as far as Mankind goes, but will pull the Earth back from the brink of destruction.

(Reuters) – Federal officials have joined an investigation into the mysterious deaths of young harbor seals on beaches across three New England states as the number of dead seals rose to 49.

Seals began washing up on the beaches of northern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and southern Maine last week, said Maggie Mooney-Seus, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

“Some of them have been decomposed,” she told Reuters on Wednesday. “We’re hoping we’re not going to see a lot more. We don’t know at this point what’s caused it.”

The densest cluster of seal deaths has been along New Hampshire’s 18-mile (30-km) coast, where 17 seal carcasses have been recovered since Friday, said Tony Lacasse, a spokesman for the New England Aquarium in Boston.

The aquarium has conducted autopsies on three of the least-decomposed seals and found that they all had an adequate layer of blubber to survive.

That suggests the young seals did not die because of a failure to develop hunting skills, which causes the natural deaths of about 30 percent of harbor seals after they are weaned from their mother, Lecasse said.

“The results were a little surprising to us,” Lecasse said. “We’re doing tissue sampling and have sent those out to labs across the country.”

Results are expected next week, and could indicate whether seals died because of disease, toxins or another cause, he said.

Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine are home to large populations of harbor seals, which occasionally draw great white sharks and other predators to their breeding grounds. – Reuters

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