A seal swimming along the Ocean County shoreline has been putting on a show for beachgoers Tuesday.
JSHN contributor Deanna Doria Finnerty first alerted the JSHN community of a sighting late Tuesday morning.
“There is a seal heading south in the surf. Just passed through Bay Head and will be into Mantoloking soon. It’s creating quite the scene here with a following! Hope you”ll catch a glimpse,” she wrote. Finnerty also shared a photo.
Then around 3 p.m., fellow contributor Leslie Ann posted a photo (above), writing: “Mr. Seal in Ortley Beach about 25 minutes ago heading south. Cutest thing!!”
It is unusual for seals to appear on New Jersey beaches during the summer, Marine Mammal Stranding Center volunteer Jerry Meaney told NewsWorks last August.
Seals are common guests along the shoreline during the winter.