Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Harbor Seals

Phoca vitulina


Harbor seals with their pups in the La Jolla children's pool. These Harbor Seals are going instinct. People are trying to take away their natural habitat and turn it into a Children's pool.


California sea lions are found from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to the southern tip of Baja California in Mexico.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


galewhale..Gale 10 years ago

Definitely harbor seals... love the mother and pup sniffing each other's nose

Elsa 10 years ago

Cool, still a great spotting regardless! So nice to see the pups, finger's crossed they won't be able to turn it into a children's pool. You should add to this mission
P.S. those seagulls are HUGE!

Hema 10 years ago

you can also include the birds for a different spotting.

Animallover 10 years ago

Oh, sorry you were right they are Harbor seals. Thank you for telling me I'm going to go change it now

Animallover 10 years ago

No, Harbor Seals have some faded spots on there bodies but these sea lions are pure brown/light brown.

Elsa 10 years ago

Lucky you for spotting, but aren't these guys harbour seals?

Spotted by

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 2011
Submitted on Jun 19, 2011

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team