Dozens of Harbor Seals relaxed on the beaches of Protection Island, or bobbed in the water.
A large group of harbor seals with color ranging from gray to brown. The majority are lying on the beach but some are swimming in the ocean.
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.