Common in area
This individual was right off the landing pier. We saw many more among the kelp beds on sea kayaks (no pics), as well as a silvery one with dark spots, and two white-furred babies.
San Diego County, California, US
The harbor (or harbour) seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere. The most widely distributed of pinniped (walruses, eared seals, and true seals), they are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Baltic and North Seas.