Seal swims to Kingston

Spectators along the Rondout Creek got a rare glimpse of an Arctic harp seal yesterday. The Daily Freeman has the story, with video.

Steve Noble, an environmental educator for the city Parks and Recreation Department, said the seal, which spent most of the morning and into the afternoon lying on its back on a patch of ice about 15 to 20 feet from the Rondout Creek’s shore near Mariner’s Harbor, was sunning itself and that it had probably followed a school of fish into the creek.