The NYPD Special Ops Twitter account posted these awww-rresting images (surely they'd get an A from Twitter School):
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) January 19, 2015
The Staten Island Advance notes, "Harbor Seals were once plentiful in these waters, but their population has been diminishing since colonial times. They were hunted for oil and fur and also because they were seen as a nuisance to fishermen - stealing the catch and ruining nets. Robbin's Reef off the North Shore is named for them (robyn is the Dutch word for seal)."