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Another seal sighting as marine mammal spends Christmas in Myrtle Beach

Seal makes second visit to Myrtle Beach strand

Dozens of residents and visitors gathered at 63rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Saturday for a second visit by a Harbor Seal in less than three days. The seal returned to the surf just before sunset on Saturday.
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Dozens of residents and visitors gathered at 63rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Saturday for a second visit by a Harbor Seal in less than three days. The seal returned to the surf just before sunset on Saturday.

Guess who’s back?

For the third time in a week a seal was spotted hanging out on the beach in Myrtle Beach. This time it was spotted on Christmas Day near 80th Avenue North.

While there has been no confirmation as to whether the seal that has been spotted here last Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday is the same one, it’s possible since sightings of this marine animal coming ashore in our area is considered uncommon.

However, should one show up, it’s highly possible there would be multiple sightings, Coastal Carolina marine biology told The Sun News on Wednesday.

“It’s just that it’s Myrtle Beach, and we don’t see it,” Young said. “It might be here for a while longer.”

The first report of a seal was Wednesday near 30th Avenue North, the second was near 63rd North on Sunday and the latest was round 80th North on Tuesday.

Time will tell as to whether it will be sticking around for the New Year’s party.

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Development and Horry County reporter Tyler Fleming joined The Sun News in May of 2018. He covers other stuff too, like reporting on beer, bears, breaking news and Coastal Carolina University. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 and was the 2017-18 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. He has won (and lost) several college journalism awards.


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