DEC officials say residents spotted a harp seal on the Hudson River in Albany on Monday.
In a photo shared by the DEC, taken by Todd Rutecki, the seal is sitting on a patch of ice on the river.
In the post, the DEC says harp seals are known to travel on the Hudson River, but typically aren’t seen this far north on the river.
The agency is asking anyone else who may have spotted the seal to email them with sighting information or photos.
This #seal, which we’ve identified as a harp seal, was seen last night on the Hudson River in #Albany, NY. Harp seals are known to travel up and down the Hudson River but usually not this far north.
📷: Todd Rutecki pic.twitter.com/79ipGsowyn— NYSDEC (@NYSDEC) March 19, 2019