Star Island seal pup checks out marine lab volunteer staff

Caught by iPhone! Check out the video below, and be sure to watch the upper-center portion of the film in its first five seconds.

Just before this, our volunteer said, the pup stuck his head up near the rock he was sitting on in Star Island’s quarrya spot just past the breakwaters but before East Rockand “calmly regarded him before deciding to swim back out to sea.”

Cool video! But not surprising since grey, harbor and ringed seals are often spotted swimming past the summerhouse in the evening. In fact, a group of 12 where spotted just the night before!

But we do have one last video for you, taken by our same intrepid volunteer. This time he captures an angry Spotted Sandpiper trying lead him astray from his nest near the summerhouse. Cheers and be sure you turn up the sound!

 

 

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