Project Description

A young harbour seal yawns while warming up in the sun beside its mother at Whytecliff Park, near Vancouver, BC.  Harbour seals have mottled grey coats with dark spots that provide excellent camouflage on pebbled beaches.  These seals have a highly developed sense of hearing that is 14x more acute underwater than on land.  Through sound they have learned to distinguish between transitory killer whales, which are their predators, from resident killer whales that eat salmon.