The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show Harbor Seals in New York City Listen 12 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/193752/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Two harbor seals swimming off Swinburne and Hoffman Islands near Staten Island. (Alana Casanova-Burgess / WNYC) i Paul Sieswerda, retired curator at the New York Aquarium and the Boston Aquarium, explains why harbor seals and other marine animals are returning to the area. He leads trips to see and count the harbor seals every weekend at this time of year.