Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 56: Cute little Phoca

I found this little Harbor Seal pup (genus is Phoca) in hanging out next to an Elephant Seal in one of the gulches this morning. The Elephant Seal gives some sense of scale so you can see how tiny this little guy is. Harbor Seals pups are quite independent when they are young. They are frequently seen swimming and hauled out alone, without their mother, quite soon after they are born. But somehow they still manage to find mom again for their essential nourishment.

1 comment:

  1. i was curious about that Harbor Seal pup so I watch some videos in youtube. I never thought that they are like that.

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