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Approaching the seals is against the law according to the marine mammal protection act. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/mmpa...
"""A) The term "harassment" means any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which—
(i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild; or
(ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering."""
I'd say what those girls did had the potential to injure or disturb the seals.
It is sad that on my one trip there I had to help someone forcibly remove a group from the beach who were harassing the seals.
March 20, 2013 at 8:12 p.m.
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