... and getting paid for it!
The other day during a field work trip (I do aquaculture research), we came across a seal colony on a sandbank. The boat scared them off the sandbank, but they came really close to the boat in the water - some of them were whopping huge!
There were lots of babies for some reason - I thought they're born earlier in the year.. hmm..
In the end, there was this ring of seal heads bobbing in a wide circle around us, that's the last image above. It was strange being watched like that!
This little baby stayed behind till the end; it was either really young or sick. There was another one that barely lifted its head. Don't think that one will last long.
See how close there were to our boat? They made many big splashes, presumably showing us how strong and dangerous they are.
We also saw some bald eagles, adults and juveniles, but there were far up in the sky of course - too far for the camera.
So sometimes work is pretty exciting.
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