Animals are believed to be very few still alive if no one sees them for several years. However, in this case it is not so. This ringed bear is just a little shy.
That’s why everyone was happy to see her in Washington.
The seal was on the surface only long enough to be photographed a couple of times, then returned to the water.
There are some really enchanting photos with which you can read a bit more about this rather unknown creature.
A striped seal was seen on Long Beach this year. It is a peninsula located in Washington. NOAA Fisheries Service are credited with these beautiful recorded moments of seals. They state that this creature was in very good condition.
Unfortunately, she was out for a very short time and then dived back into her world.
There are about 400,000 ribbon seals in the North Pacific regions, which means they are not endangered after all. But their home is in the depths of the sea so it is not possible to see them often.
2012 was the last time a seal like this appeared in the United States. A woman from Seattle, who saw the animal, was very surprised because the animal jumped on the pier next to her.
A man who worked for the USDA Wildlife Service then told LiveScience that she was just squirming, lying down and sleeping, thus cooling down a bit.
From those moments until the last one, these animals were found only in the Bering and Sea of Okhotsk, which are located between Alaska and Russia, where they normally live.
Not much information is known about striped seals because they live indeed in remote areas. Yet some things are known, such as having an airbag located between the neck and the right side of the chest, but it has not been established why exactly they have it. It is stated that it is possible that this helps them to communicate underwater, and there may be some other as yet unknown possibility.
It is believed that seals will be seen much more often due to global warming, although we hope they will spend a lot of time living in their beautiful North Pacific by then. No matter how much it would deprive us of a look at them, it is still the best for them.