Dear lovely supporters,
With a bittersweet heart, we will be saying goodbye to Appledore soon. Today, we successfully completed our research symposium. This years interns presented lots of amazing data and science, and we are all sad to be wrapping up.
This field season has been a success with 27 surveys, 42 resights, and we have reported all of our injuries and entanglements of the season as well. our highest count was July 9th with 754 total animals, 331 harbor seals, and 423 gray seals. Our lowest was August 6th, with 74 total animals, 9 harbor seals, and 64 gray seals, and 1 unknown. We managed to resight Mr. T one last time on our very last trip out, and we thought it was only fitting!
We have also had a media crew come out from Portland, ME to film a short piece on our work here at Appledore.
We have had an amazing time while we have been here, and we are so thankful to be a part of this project. We will leave our seals for now, and look forward to the next continuing years of the project.
Thank you for sticking with us this season, and goodbye!