Baby seal washes ashore in Greenpoint for a sun-filled afternoon

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DEP: baby seal in Newtown Creek, Brooklyn

GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (PIX11)- Brooklyn residents got quite a shock on Sunday after something incredibly rare came ashore in Greenpoint.

This adorable baby seal was found sunning itself this afternoon along the Newton Creek nature walk.

A group of teens spotted the little guy and called police.

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation says the seal appeared to be in good shape.

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DEP: baby seal in Newtown Creek, Brooklyn

Harp seals are a very rare sight in this part of Brooklyn.

On Thursday, a seal was spotted on Rockaway Beach.

In fact since January 1st there have been 25 reports of harp seals in the New York area.