Lone Lifeguard Oversees Crowded Beach

If this were truly the case, the gull assuredly has his work cut out for him!

These basking harbor seals favor near-shore coastal waters and are often seen on rocky islands, sandy beaches, mudflats, bays, and estuaries. Their spotted coats come in a variety of shades from white or silver-gray to black or dark brown.  Harbor seals can reach 5 to 6 feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds, the males being slightly larger than females.

Harbor seals are “true” or crawling seals, have no external ear flaps (ear holes), and because of their small flippers, must move on land by flopping along on their bellies. Is is the sea lion that has ear flaps and larger flippers (particularly the hind flippers) that propel them.  Harbor seals grunt; sea lions bark. Ketch-9335_900 Ketch-9336_900 Ketch-9338_900 Ketch-9339_900 Ketch-9331_900  

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