Harbor seal pup grows up at Alameda Point

A harbor seal pup is being raised by its mom at Alameda Point.  It is the fourth year in a row that a pup has been observed utilizing the harbor seal float.  It is unknown where any of the pups were born.

Here is a gallery of photos from April showing the pup nursing, resting on the float, and riding on its mother’s back in the harbor.  The pup can be identified when on the float as the one with the light gray coat. 

The harbor seal float was built by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, aka San Francisco Bay Ferry, and deployed in 2016, as a result of lobbying by local wildlife advocates. The ferry agency operates the nearby ferry maintenance facility. More information about the seals can be found on the Alameda Point Harbor Seal Monitors Facebook page.

Author: richard94501

My blog is Alameda Point Environmental Report covering environmental issues from wildlife to cleanup at the former Navy base in Alameda now called Alameda Point. Articles on my blog are frequently printed in the Alameda Sun newspaper. I also host a Twitter site and a Flickr photo site. I hope you find my stories and photos of interest. Richard Bangert Alameda, California

2 thoughts on “Harbor seal pup grows up at Alameda Point”

  1. Such great photos (as usual). I walk on the trail there quite often but all I can see with my naked eye is a blob of brown lumps which I know are seals. The picture of the of the pup on mom’s back is an amazing capture. I had no idea they do that.


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