BALTIMORE (AP) — A seal that normally makes its home in the waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans made its way to the Baltimore area this week.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a harp seal was seen Tuesday and Wednesday sunning itself on the end of a dock in Edgemere.

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An official with the National Aquarium in Baltimore says harp seals do swim south along the East Coast from their home waters.
But they are rarely seen in the Chesapeake Bay.

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The seal appears to be healthy, and officials plan to monitor the animal.

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