Surfers in Rye, NH reported the washed-up carcasses of six young harbor seals on a beach late last fall. Since then, reports have been streaming in from the coast of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The death count has exceeded one hundred to date. In a typical year, only twenty-four harbor seal deaths are reported. Not only are harbor seals affected, but whales, tuna, and birds are washing up dead on shores. The most unique aspect of this event is that the majority of harbor seals found are this year’s young.