“The Gray Curtain: The Impact of Seals, Sharks & Commercial Fishing on the Northeast Coast,”

9780764349478In the book’s first section he tells what kinds of seals are around, describing their behavior and ecology. He tracks the rise of gray seals since 1990 from a few to thousands, discussing the antipathy fishermen have to them while giving us facts about their eating habits. He is not a sentimentalist but looks at the realities of animals’ relationship to their predators and prey, as well as the complexities of human interaction with their environment. Finding a young harp seal on the outer beach bloodied by coyotes, he leaves it to become part of the food chain, only to find people attempting to save it. Read the rest here 11:02

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