Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New seals on the beach

A few adult male seals are already on the beach. Their arrival increases the activity, with threats making other males move across the beach. I noticed that an adult male can vocalize and have only the other males take note. One was sleeping among other juveniles, and they slept right on, as the one in their midst startled and then moved in response to pressure from the new arrival.

The beach is less crowded than it was even last week. The juveniles and females are moving back into the ocean.

Construction continues on the north boardwalk. These workers are piling up rocks for the retaining wall near the gate.Further out along the trail, they are preparing it for the decomposed granite.

Visitors are constant, but not so many that it gets crowded. I like to be able to talk to people individually.

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