Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fur Seas of St. George

One of the most amazing things about working on St. George is being around the fur seals and their pups.  As I will be departing soon I took a walk to the south rookery on a recent (and rare) sunny evening.  I captured some decent photos given that I was working with a point and shoot camera with very limited zoom.  I was particularly amused by the young male that never woke up during the half hour I was standing nearby.  I was close enough to hear him snoring and see his pulse in his neck.  Our boat captain mentioned that fur seals are very deep sleepers.  Lucky for the seals there are no predators on land besides us.

Sleeping Fur Seal

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