Over the past 48 hours, 11 dead seals have been found on beaches in Saco leaving residents and some tourists feeling uneasy. According to the Portland Press Herald, the Saco Police Department received several calls about dead seals on the Bayview and Kinney Shores beaches. When they arrived to investigate, they found much more than they were anticipating.

The Marine Mammals of Maine were called in to help investigate immediately. The organization relayed the unfortunate news that most the dead seals found were actually pups. They did specify what they believe killed the seals or why there were so many washed ashore in such a short window of time.

This photo shared on Facebook by Hollie Tessa Paradis Lucht shows one of the seals that were found.