Is the seal population growing because the water is colder? Is the cold water boosting krill population? Has over-fishing been reduced and are fish populations returning to levels of plenty?
The Left uses politics whenever possible in news stories. But this shark death seems to be covered as 100% tragedy (which it is) and without a political agenda. Which makes me think that the Left has no Climate Change to stand on here at all.
The Atlantic Grey seal population has been increasing ever since they were protected by the Federal government in the late 60’s.
There are a couple islands in the Isle of Shoals. This archipelago lies 6 miles off of Portsmouth, NH. The islands are half in ME, half in NH. Duck Island is a protected sanctuary for seals.
This is similar to Monomoy Island just south of Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. This is another federally protected island full of seals.
Casco Bay off of Portland, ME also has had a big increase in the seal population over the last 30 years.
So, the more seals, the more food, the more big sharks.
Little sharks do not attack a 250-300 lb seal. Little sharks eat fish. Big sharks(over 8’) eat seals.
I think seals are protected