Photo of the week: San Diego’s harbour seals

In the prosperous, coastal neighbourhood of La Jolla (pron. La Hoya) in sunny San Diego, a little alcove of beach called Children’s Pool Beach is a breeding ground for harbour seals. It’s a delight to watch these gentle mammals at such close range as they lie scattered across the beach like blobs of rubber. What is shocking is that there is actually a dispute between environmentalists who want to preserve this tiny sliver of space for the harbour seals to rest and breed and those who think humans should get full access to the beach to swim. You can read more about the battle for this spot here.

San Diego’s is California’s second largest city so its quite a delight to find these harbour seals in the middle of the city. If you’re in San Diego, don’t miss the chance to see these animals…hopefully they’ll still be there.

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