US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - U.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries office says seal pupping season is underway in New England and that means people might see seal pups on the beach during Memorial Day weekend.

But they say there is no selfie stick long enough to safely get a selfie of a seal pup.

NOAA says people and pets should stay at least 150 feet away from seals. Mother seals often leave their pups alone on the beach for up to 24 hours at a time. If a mother seal sees a human near her pup, she might feel threatened and abandon it.

NOAA also says harassing a marine mammal is illegal.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket

    Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:29 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:29:55 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:55:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas.
    First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.More >>
    First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.More >>
  • What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

    What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:13:40 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:55:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File). FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a ...(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File). FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a ...
    Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.More >>
    Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.More >>
  • Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

    Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:00:50 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:55:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington  as David O'Steen of the ...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as David O'Steen of the ...
    'Pro-family' groups offer muted response to separation of parents and children at border.More >>
    'Pro-family' groups offer muted response to separation of parents and children at border.More >>
Powered by Frankly