The First Swimmer
The first swimmer pup we've seen this season!! It typically takes about 10 days before the pup starts swimming, often encouraged by the mother to do so. This pup had just got out of the water from a good swim with mom (it seemed to me that mom actually pushed the pup up and out of the hole, but I didn't have my camera at that moment to capture it). Here, mom is busy enlarging a hole for the pup to get in and out of...as you will witness towards the end of the clip!!
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Video taken by Jesse DeVoe under NMFS Permit No. 17236