Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The seal pups

The seal pups are what draw me to this place over and over. For one thing, they are cute - who doesn't love baby animals. For another, they are remarkable - born at around60-80 pounds thay rapidly quadruple their weight in just four short weeks. The mother mates and then abruptly weans them when she heads out to sea. These cute little fellows are on their own on the beach for another month - their round little bodies must sustain them another month while they learn on their own how to swim and fish for themselves.

While I don't understand how these mothers can go off and leave these sweet young things, it is nature's way and the pups do figure it all out.

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