Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Youngsters are arriving

Juveniles are replacing the adult males on the beach. These two followed each other out of the water and onto the beach.

Quite a few have already arrived. They enjoy a brief altercation, then return to a well-earned rest.

A few adule males remain, like this one. We are having a hot spell here, up in the 80s even along the beach. Adapted to cold ocean conditions, heat is more difficult for them to manage. They scoot down to the cool wet sand at the surf's edge and toss sand on their backs to deflect the sun's heat.

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