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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Interesting Seal Behavior in Monterey

There were about ten seals floating in the water with their fins up in the air.

It was the weirdest thing!  I thought maybe it was a mating ritual.  They were all just floating there peacefully with tails and arms and noses in the air.  I googled this phenomenon and it seems that they are just trying to cool off!  Sticking a fin in the air is similar to throwing sand on one's back, I guess!

But, it did get a lot of attention!

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