We’re feeling a little sealy on this sunny summer Wednesday! 🤪
Harbor seals call Monterey Bay home all year round, and are frequently spotted sunning themselves on sandy beaches and boulders near the coast. With their big, round eyes, and long whiskers built for detecting a delicious dinner, they dive into our chilly waters at night to hunt for unsuspecting fish and invertebrates, or take a dip during the day to cool off. If you’re ever on the coast, keep an eye on the water for a salty snout sticking out—a sure sign there’s a submerged seal shying away from the midday sun! ☀️
Thanks to local underwater photographer Joe Platko, who recently had the good fortune of seaing this furry friend pop up to wave hello while he was freediving in the Monterey Bay!