Swimming on the bay side of the Palo Alto tide gate
9 individuals on red ledge. No pics
Common Seal. Time approximate.
In the marsh. At least two others in its vicinity.
First of the season harbor seals! This is a sign of our cooling waters when I get these on Red Ledge. Will get many more now.
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.