It’s seal season! Everything to know about these blubbery beasts’ N.J. vacation

Harbor Seal, Keyport

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Freezing water and colder winds keep most New Jerseyans away from the Shore during the winter months. After all, who wants to spend a day on the beach bundled up and shivering?

But winter on the Shore is a downright balmy vacation for some annual visitors from the Northern Latitudes — it’s seal season again in the Garden State.

When are seals here?
As hundreds of these animals migrate south in search of warmer ocean temperatures and more food to eat, New Jersey’s seal season runs through the cold months: from November to April, though peak seal season in the Garden State is in March and April, according to Bob Schoelkopf, the director of the Brigantine-based Marine Mammal Stranding Center …

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