Every year in late December/Early January, we have a seal show up in the cove that loves to hang out on top of the moraine boulder that is visible in Wonson Cove at low tide, but covered by water a high tide. I’m can’t be sure if it’s always the same seal, but the behavior is always the same. He will hang around on top of the boulder for hours and leave when the rock is half exposed by the tide. He’ll stick around for a couple of weeks and then he’ll disappear. I’m thinking he’s gorging on urchins, then moving on. When he comes back the following year, the urchins have rebounded. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some photos in the future to use as comparison from year to year.
Anyhow, whether the seals are the same one or not from year to year, we’re calling him Rocky.
Enjoy ~Bill O’Connor
Bill I’m not sure if this is the same seal I took pictures of back in late September-
Here are my photos-
Damon Cummings speaks of a certain seal that follows him down the harbor each day he rows in the dory. Could possibly be the same one.