Pacific Harbor Seal Photo, Phoca vitulina richardsi



A Pacific harbor seal leaves the surf to haul out on a sandy beach.  This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy.  While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach. La Jolla, California, USA, Phoca vitulina richardsi, natural history stock photograph, photo id 15549
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A Pacific harbor seal leaves the surf to haul out on a sandy beach. This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy. While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach. La Jolla, California, USA

Stock Photo: 15549
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Lat/Long: 32° 50' 51° N, 117° 16' 42° W (Coordinates: 32.86033°, -117.70950°)
Format: Digital 3:2
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Updated: December 12, 2017

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