Caption This: Seymour {The Sunbathing Seal}

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Maybe the reports that the Hudson River is getting cleaned up and that spring is coming {maybe?} ARE true… there was a sunbathing seal spotted by Hoboken resident Ryan Bensley who tweeted about it earlier today.

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^ Seymour the Seal, soakin’ up the rays.

Since we’ve taken the liberty of naming him, we are also thinking he thought Amanda Banana’s was open already. Unfortunately we need some warmer temps for the food trucks to come out, so tonight he’s going to have to settle for some of the Hudson River’s finest. As long as he doesn’t get too close to food truck Dark Side of the Moo {known for their exotic animal dishes}, he’s good.

This isn’t the first time that a seal has been spotted, as there was a baby seal sighting in 2010 by several Hoboken residents, too. Soooo cute!


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident in 2012 to discover the amazing things happening in the area. She's a former digital editor at Conde Nast, and in a 'prior life' — was school counselor in a North Jersey elementary school. She can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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