#SealWatch: Another seal sighting happens along SC’s shores

Third seal spotting along Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Another day, another seal sighting in Myrtle Beach.

Viewer Randy Conrad sent in photos taken by his son, Nathan, late Sunday night of a seal on the shore just north of 76th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

He said two police officers were watching the seal at the time. According to Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest, the mammal came ashore around 10 p.m. Sunday, stayed on the beach for a few hours and then made its way back into the water.

This is the third seal sighting in less than a week along the Grand Strand’s coast.

On Saturday, one was spotted outside the Island Vista Resort in Myrtle Beach. On Dec. 20, a seal came ashore around 30th Avenue North.

Experts said it’s rare for even one seal sighting to happen along these shores.

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