It was so peaceful and still out with a light rain falling tonight walking with my wife. The Tide is the highest I've ever seen it. And it is quiet. Very few people around. We had a harbor seal or two just slowly floating in the water next to us several times. They were completely blissed out and cruising upside down next to us. Not a care in the world. Very peaceful night. Even I can have a chilled out evening every now and then. #unicornmanifesto#fulltiltlife#fulltiltward#falsecreek#granvilleisland#Vancouver#harborseal#harbourseal
Iceland 📍 Cute seals swimming in the water 💧 🇮🇸 Seals are curious and shy, they like to be by themselves. Seals are supper cute. Tag someone or send this post to someone who likes seals 💕🌊
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Harbour seal/Common seal
Harbour seals can dive to depths of 90 metres and remain underwater holding their breath for up to 28 minutes. The scientific name for harbour seal loosely means ‘sea-calf’ or ‘sea-dog’. Harbour seals are very distantly related to dogs, both evolving from prehistoric animals which were similar to modern dogs. These cute friends are peaceful animals and are rarely aggressive, except when competing for mates in the breeding season. They are curious yet shy animals. They prefer unpopulated areas and are more likely to haul out on protected beaches. At the first inkling of danger they will head back into the water and swim away. They look for prey in shallow coastal waters and occasionally in mid-water. They swallow their prey whole underwater, or bring larger catches up to the surface, shaking them into smaller more manageable pieces. Their favourites menu consists of sand eels, mackerel, cod, herring and also bottom-dwelling delicacies like flounder, octopus and crustaceans. They need to intake about 4Kg of food per day, which is about 5% of their body weight and they use their long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) to catch their prey in dark or turbid water. Also seals often regurgitate the food ingested underwater and swallow it immediately again, possibly to get rid of any excess water/sand consumed. The pups can swim almost immediately after birth. On land, harbour seals rest on their side with head and tail up, in a shape that resembles a banana, warming up in the sun.
This is Rathlin Island, Ireland, with truly breathtaking scenery, wildlife and of course - kelp!
We saw this harbour seal, seabirds (including puffins) and dolphins in one day!
Kelp grows abundantly here where the Irish Sea and Atlantic meet - the water is cool and clean.
Kelp has been a big part of the history of the island and we stayed near Kelp House! This is where they stored the kelp which was burnt and used for iodine as well as soap manufacture. Kelp continues to be important to the island with @Islander_kelp having a kelp farm here. Great to meet up and exchange ideas😊
Midway through my journey in Greece, I had a somewhat lengthy stopover in Athens. Looking at local attractions, the Attica Zoological Park seemed like a nice place to go, especially a zoo that specialises in ecology preservation and supporting animals both in the wild as well as in their enclosure.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself around all of the animals there, I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a few hours in the Greek capital!
#Zoo#Attica#AtticaZoologicalPark #AtticaZoo #Monkey#Seal#HarbourSeal#FennecFox#Ostritch#Giraffe#Parrot#Antelope#Greece#Athens
Posted at: 2019-05-10 16:11:10
It outta be a good day today, seal the deal with a smile !! 😉✌🌞🎶