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Harbor Seal

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Sunday March 17, 2013

Newport, OR (Current Weather Conditions)

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Image Description: Harbor seals are brown, tan, or gray, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils. An adult can attain a length of 1.85 meters (6.1 ft) and a mass of 132 kilograms (290 lb). Females outlive males (30–35 years versus 20–25 years). Harbor seals stick to familiar resting spots or haulout sites, generally rocky areas (although ice, sand and mud may also be used) where they are protected from adverse weather conditions and predation, near a foraging area. Males may fight over mates underwater and on land. Females bear a single pup, which they care for alone. Pups are able to swim and dive within hours of birth, developing quickly on their mothers' fat-rich milk. Blubber under their skins helps to maintain body temperature.

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8. line
2:24 PM GMT on March 24, 2013
what a great shot!!
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7. Luckystar
12:44 AM GMT on March 24, 2013
Oh, Kristina! You bring back such good memories with all of your shots! This is a FANTASTIC and beautiful capture of this wonderful creature! I remember breakfast in Bodega Bay, enhanced even more by their delightful antics. Thanks for the interesting info too. 10 and in my favorites!
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6. Doesiedoats
3:08 PM GMT on March 23, 2013
They have such cute, comical little faces.
I love their whiskers.

Nice shot and good information, Kristina.
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5. gilg72
8:56 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Beautiful photo Kristina. Thanks for the story with it.
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4. ColoradoKat
8:41 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
It's like she/he is posing, maybe saying "Here,
get my good side!" Love the whiskers and
'eyebrows'. Nice series, Kristina!
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3. trailhiker44
7:49 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Fantastic close-up and thank you for the great info !
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2. luvne32
7:16 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
A Favorite, Kristina. Nice close-up.
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1. kristinarinell
5:26 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Harbor seals are brown, tan, or gray, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils. An adult can attain a length of 1.85 meters (6.1 ft) and a mass of 132 kilograms (290 lb). Females outlive males (30–35 years versus 20–25 years). Harbor seals stick to familiar resting spots or haulout sites, generally rocky areas (although ice, sand and mud may also be used) where they are protected from adverse weather conditions and predation, near a foraging area. Males may fight over mates underwater and on land. Females bear a single pup, which they care for alone. Pups are able to swim and dive within hours of birth, developing quickly on their mothers' fat-rich milk. Blubber under their skins helps to maintain body temperature.
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kristinarinell

A collection of photos from Gold Beach 2013 can be found if you click on my website below. ------------------------------------------------- - I'm lucky enough to live by the beach on the central Oregon Coast. I love to take pictures and always have my camera in my pocket, just in case. I'm totally impressed by all the awesome pictures posted here and it's fun with all the comments and rating. The feedback on my photos are also very much appreciated.-Kristina

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