The Seal Problem – The population of gray seals on the Cape has exploded in recent years. Is it time to cull the herd?

seals“Seeing these adorable mammals in their natural habitat,” one tour operator promises, “will make your family vacation one to remember.” Not everybody loves the local seals, though. “Wolves that went into the water” is what my neighbor Bill Amaru calls them. He began noticing seals in the late 1980s, and then watched as their numbers gradually increased over the years—until the mid-2000s, when the population exploded. [email protected]

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