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Harbor Seal Pup

Phoca vitulina


Young seal with gray markings and long whiskers. The last image shows it next to two adult seals.


Beach in La Jolla.


"Pups are able to swim and dive within hours of birth, and they develop quickly on their mothers' fat-rich milk." - Wikipedia

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CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

I'm feel very fortunate to be able to see them in their natural environment! These guys took over a beach that used to be the "Children's Pool" because it was protected by a jetty. Now no one can enter the area because the seals no live there. There's been a heated debate for years but I think it's wonderful!

MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

How adorable...must be awesome to see them "live" and in action!! :) Great photo's!

CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely Cindy! He's winking at you in the first photo!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012


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