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Harbor Seal Pup

Phoca vitulina

Description:

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

Habitat:

Beach in La Jolla.

Notes:

"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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4 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
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
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

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

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

:)

KarenL
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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