Three wooden seals were placed on the Coatham Roundabout on 08/11/2011.
Theres no plaque or details on the council website yet, but I strongly suspect they will be the work of chainsaw artist Steve Iredale
UPDATE January 2012 : They are indeed by Steve Iredale commissioned by Redcar In Bloom with a grant from Tees Valley Community Foundation. The seals have been named by children at Coatham Primary School. Neil the Seal, Splash & Bubbles. A fourth seal called Cecile should be arrving early 2012.
Thanks to the Eye Magazine for the update, I also noticed the seals sporting tinsel and antlers regularly over Christmas.