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Harbor Seals Out on the Reef at Low Tide on a Hot Summer’s Day!

SUMMER TIME FINDS THE HARBOR SEAL’S RESTING OUT ON THE REEF AT LOW TIDE BECAUSE IT’S SIMPLY TOO HOT TO BE ON THE HOT BEACH SAND!

SEA LIONS ON LILY PADS & A MERMAID’S BED!

EXTREMELY MINUS LOW TIDE EXPOSED ALL THE REEF ROCKS IN LA JOLLA.  I call one of these rocks “Mermaid’s Bed” & the other ones “Lily Pads”.  The sea lions love to sleep on the cushions of Emerald City-green surf grass.  Even a few Harbor seals joined them on Mermaid’s Bed this one afternoon!

HARBOR SEALS SLEEPING ON REEF WITH GREEN SURF GRASS AT LOW TIDE

An extremely (-1.7) low tide exposes every single reef rock normally hidden under the sea along the coast of La Jolla.  The reef rocks off shore at low tide are a perfect place for the Harbor seals to rest & sleep undisturbed. Everywhere I look I see Emerald City green slumping surf grass covering the rocks & draping down to the waves lapping at the edge of the reef.  The swaying surf grass in the sea looks like silk fringe.  Décor by the sea.  The Harbor seals snuggle into their surf grass “duvets” & the lapping waves seem to undulate the surf grass in a sort of lullaby by the sea.  Perchance to dream on a day with the Harbor seals of La Jolla.