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HARBOR SEAL PUP GOES FOR A SWIM & A RIDE ON MOM’S BACK!

One of the newest Harbor seal pups was being annoyed by a sea gull who thought pecking the pup’s tail might somehow be a meal.  The Harbor seal mom chased the gull away several times & then decided it was time to take her pup for a swim.  The pesky gull followed the pup right to the edge of the water.  The pup climbed onto mom’s back & off they swam!

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HARBOR SEAL PUP BIRTH – “SILVER MOON” ARRIVES!

BIRTH OF A HARBOR SEAL PUP – LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA – March 3, 2014 “Silver Moon” was born & the Harbor seal mom smiled & smiled.  The sea gulls came to take the mom’s afterbirth & sprinkled the sky like white confetti thrown to celebrate the birth.  The little pup had a coating of lanugo fur, which made him look silver.  This fur will soon fall off & he will likely look like the black cap on his head.  “Silver Moon” was one of 32 pups on the beach born in the last few weeks.  It is a pup-a-thon!