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Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina

Description:

Baby seal on shore with its mother

Habitat:

Northern California coastline on Pacific Ocean

Notes:

Was spotted on 17 mile drive outside of Carmel, California on the shore with a parent seal. It had been there in the community for about a week. It even made the front page of their local paper.

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14 Comments

G.E.M. Academy
G.E.M. Academy 9 years ago

that is awesome!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

thank you vanhevel!

vanhevel
vanhevel 9 years ago

great spotting!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

@Bong--thank you! This was an amazing experience to be this close to this young seal!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 9 years ago

Nice shot Indeed...

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

You should check Florida out..is a great place to just drive much like the Pacific Coast. Great wildlife..wonderful birds and fantastic botanical gardens. And, you can see the sun rise on one side and easily see it set on the gulf on the same day. Fantastic.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

That is so true,what you said about spring and fall.
Have'nt seen much of Florida. Would like to one day though!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Well that's true...I still believe that nothing beats a spring-Fall season in Michigan..especially on Lake Michigan.

And, of course, I find that one of my all-time favorite places is Florida...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Each place has its own charm, I lived in Chicago for 20 years and enjoyed every minute of it.

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Yes, there is....I am a college professor/administrator and my ultimate goal would be to retire from a college near Berkley. So gorgeous.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Cute seal. Monterey and Muir woods are very deliteful. There is just so much to see .

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Thank you Karen and Alice. It was a great spotting. There is this great community outside Monterey Bay with beautiful houses and a wonderful coastline that you can drive through...he was there. Had attracted alot of people over the week and found himself on the front page of their community magazine.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very nice!
Welcome to Project Noah Apple!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Sweet Dreams!

Apple
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California, USA

Spotted on Feb 22, 2006
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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