Found this tag on the beach -- I am wondering if anyone knows what animal it came off of? Says "Jumbo" size on the back, about 1.5" long, with a stout pin. A really big fish? Great white shark? Harbor seals and sea otters nearby, and really close to Ano Nuevo so it could even be an elephant seal...?
(Yes I'm going to mail it in!)
About 1.5" long, under cobble over sand.
Juvenile, about 1" across.
Small - about 2" across, possibly eating the black turban underneath.
Pup in reasonable good condition, drying/warming its armpit. If you're feeling too happy, take a look at the second photo of a much-less healthy pup (yes, the lighthouse docents called the Marine Mammal Center).
Bad hair day. Additional photos with very large fish, looking better, etc.
First photo courtesy dpom; second photo (AKA bad photo) is all me. :-)
Three separate groups.