BEAUTIFUL HARP SEAL RESTING TODAY AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

A beautiful young Harp Seal spent the better part of the day hauled out between the bank of the Good Harbor Beach creek and the dunes. The seal appeared in good health and was seen resting, stretching, scooching, and sunning. Beach walkers and dog walkers were respectful and kept a safe distance.

Ainsley Smith from NOAA was on the job letting folks know that the seal was okay and that this is perfectly normal seal behavior. Thanks so much to Ainsley and to all the beachgoers today who kept their distance from the Harp Seal. For turtle, seal, and all mammal strandings, please call NOAA at 866.755.6622. Thank you!

I’ve been checking on him periodically throughout the afternoon and will let you know when he makes it back to the water. I hope soon because we know coyotes scavenge the beach at night.

Harp Seals are born during the late winter months in the Arctic. They are born with a lanugo, an extra thick fluffy white coat that keeps them warm on the Arctic ice. During each stage of development, the Harp Seal’s coat has a different appearance. Juveniles have a white coat with widely spaced spots. Every year, the spots move closer together during molting. By the time the Harp Seal reaches adulthood, the coat is silvery gray with a black saddle mark on the back and a black face. See the photo below of a baby and Mom Harp Seal.

Photo Courtesy National Geographic Kids

Harp Seal Breeding Grounds

What to Do if You Find a Seal on the Beach

LOVE THE PATRIOTS, LOVE CAPE ANN, BOTH ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

Love the New England Patriots and wish them nothing but the best in the Super Bowl Sunday. Still time to get your Funky Flannels at Design of Mine to support the Patriots.

Everyday is a good day to order a Cape Ann License Plate at Lovecapeann.com. Show your love for Cape Ann do it today!!!

Former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett creates children’s books | Paul Solman PBS Newshour is a must watch great interview!

Paul Solman fantastic interview with charming, smart and inspiring Martellus Bennett-  Making Sense series: After the Game.

His brother Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett pops in. Seriously watch it! Great 8 minutes for all ages and families.

PBS Newshour Paul Solman interviews Martellus Bennett Making Sense After the Game aired Jan 2019
Link to interview aired January 31, 2019

“…Since his own retirement last year, Martellus Bennett has hurtled himself into his work at The Imagination Agency, producing an animated series, mobile apps and children’s books about A.J., a character based on his 4-year-old daughter, Austyn Jett Rose…” – Paul Solman PBS NewsHour Making Sense segment

 

IN the news | Twins on Patriots and just how accurate are DNA tests?

PATSPULPIT.COM.jpgphoto PatsPulpit.com by Rich Hill 208 – McCourty (playing in Super Bowl 53) and Hollister twins (Jacob listed injured reserved) I’m LOVING all the McCourty stories!  Hollister twins sing, too

 

Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and sister Carly investigate DNA ancestry kits, and consult with experts at McGill and Yale because the results were mystifying. They purchased AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA kits. None were accurate, all offer more entertainment rather than science, and may guess at “the continental level” solely.

 

 

 

All Bow Down to the Great Hoodie

The Museum of Fine Arts and J Paul Getty Museum faced off for #MuseumBowl 2019 ahead of the Superbowl for a quick game of twitter trash talk. The MFA served up plenty of fun Patriot hype zingers. The Getty managed a couple retorts. The MFA was bolstered by tremendous support from #PatriotNation New England museums.

MFA barb vs Getty MuseumBowl 2019

 

t-shirt worthy “I kid you not” from the Davis Museum

 

I kid you not Davis Museum for the assist Museum Bowl 2019

 

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Don’t miss MFA twitter finale is a Boston Title Town double burn

See more 2019 playback reel

 

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Valentine’s Box Friday Art Party

Cape Ann Community

WORKSHOPS-Valentines's Box-OP

When: Friday February 8
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Art Haven at 180B Main Street in Gloucester
Cost: $20.00 ($15 for Siblings)
Ages: For kids grades 1-5
Note:
This is a drop-off event

Decorate a special box for Valentine’s to put your valentine’s cards in, or to give as a gift.

Register at http://www.arthaven.org

For more information email traci@arthaven.org.

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February Vacation Art Classes

Cape Ann Community

Fun Making Art!

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This February school vacation come make art at Art Haven! We offer a different class every morning, with an option to stay a full day with Arts & Crafts available after lunch. Scholarships and Sibling Discounts available.
Email traci@arthaven.org for more information.

Register at www.arthaven.org

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