STUART WILSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STUART WILSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) hauled out at Carpinteria Bluffs in southern California. This is the only site on mainland southern california where mother seals give birth. They are clustered at the edge of the beach during an extra high tide. Photographed in December during their molt.
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