Rooting for sea lion pups — long may they frolic

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It’s been a tough season for sea lion pups, and I’ve been seeing more of them beached for rest, sun or recuperation. I spotted this guy near an obviously dead sea lion on my run late this afternoon and feared the worst …

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Only to see him rouse himself and head for the water

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Wriggling in the sun before he dove in the ocean

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Further down the sand I spotted this sleeping beauty under the Hermosa pier, very near where I spotted a resting pup this morning. I hope his mother brings him food soon.

 

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