Naturalist and Author Peter Trull

Gray seals can weigh up to 900 pounds and eat about six percent of their body weight daily. Aerial surveys count between 30,000 and 50,000 around the Cape and Islands. Fishermen say they’re eating the fish stocks, destroying equipment, and fouling the beaches, while others worry that the increasing number of Great White Sharks that feed on seals will eventually render our ocean beaches too dangerous for swimming. Measures that call for the culling of seals and finding a market for their meat and by-products, while unlikely, are being debated. My guest is Peter F. Trull, the go-to expert on all things wild on Cape Cod, who talks about the troubling interconnection between seals, fishermen, and great whites, three of the ocean’s top predators. Live stream and podcasts on WOMR.ORG.