Point Lobos: Harbor Seal Pup Nursing

Harbor Seal Pup Nursing from its Mother

California harbor seal pups are born every March-June and can swim at birth.  They grow up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds.   A fun fact is that a pup will climb onto its mother’s back for a ride when tired!  This harbor seal pup was nursing from its mother on China Cove Beach at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (near Monterey, California).

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