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In previous posts I described watching sea otters eating at dawn, and swimming next to surfers. One other thing that I found interesting was the interaction between the Sea Otters and the gulls. Western Gull and Sea Otter
The Pacific Sand Crab (Emerita analoga) is one of the delightful creatures you can find in the surf of beaches along the Pacific Coast of North and South America. These small (up to 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm) crustaceans are … Continue reading
These two male Northern Elephant Seals fought with one another on the beach at Año Nuevo on Christmas Eve 2017. Eventually one male backed off and moved away into the ocean. A male Elephant Seal at Año Nuevo in December … Continue reading
In the last blog post, I mentioned watching sea otters catching and eating their prey at dawn. On one morning, I watch some surfers sharing the waves with the sea otters. The otters were already in the water when the … Continue reading
Over several early mornings from late December 2017 and early January 2018, I watched sea otters going about their business in Monterey Bay. One of the fascinating things to see was the Sea Otters catching and eating their prey. The … Continue reading