You can see the seal population in Chatham from space

Seals on Monomoy Island.
The number of seals residing in the waters off the state’s coast is probably as high as 50,000, based on recent research. –David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe

There are so many seals on the coast of Massachusetts that you can see them from space.

Literally. If you zoom in on Cape Cod using the satellite ­photo feature on Google Maps, you won’t miss the herds of seals scattered along the coast.

Start at the southern tip of Monomoy Island near Monomoy Point and move north on the ocean side of Monomoy Island.