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Small weaner rests in the sunshine

A small weaned pup, nicknamed Babe, came ashore mid-afternoon yesterday and enjoyed some sunshine for a couple of hours before returning to the water. We are analyzing video and still images for health assessment of the pup. Most pups struggle with low weight and parasite loads this time of year and this pup appears to be no exception. Nature can be harsh on young animals, but as long as the pup is able to come and go from the beach and forage that is a good sign. We are comparing markings to see if the pup is one we have observed this season. As always, please call us if you spot any marine mammal on shore.
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