Elephant seals aren't often playful, but occasionally they interact in ways that appear to be play. Yesterday out at the bluff a couple of youngsters cavorted in the pond under the culvert for an hour or more. Visitors were entertained as they rolled and pummeled each other.
It's difficult to say exactly what was going on with them, but they kept it up until one climbed out of the water, followed by the other. It didn't appear to be unpleasant, more as if one simply got tired.
A visitor from Switzerland gave me a coin distributed by ProNatura, an organization dedicated to sustainable development, biodiversity and fighting poverty. It's wonderful to find people coming together from around the world to champion these important issues.